Arthur LawleyPrint Page Print this page

Photographs supplied by Bryan Hardy

The plaque commemorates Arthur Lawley (1860 - 1932), colonial administrator and former Governor of Western Australia, who was the first Chairman of the Child Emigration Society, and worked with Kingsley Fairbridge, in supporting the Fairbridge Farm School.


Address:Fairbridge Road, Old Fairbridgians Assocation Clubhouse, Fairbridge Village, Fairbridge, 6208
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.603021
Long: 115.946927
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th October, 1934
Front Inscription

To the glory of God

And in memory of Arthur Lawley

Sixth Baron Wenlock G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., K.C.M.G.,

Knight of Justice of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem

Born November 12th. 1860
Died June 14th. 1932

Captain 10th Royal Hussars
Administrator of Matabeleland 1896 - 1900
Governor of Western Australia 1901 - 1902
Lieut. Governor of Transvaal 1902 - 1905
Governor of Madras 1905 - 1911
Commissioner of the British Red
Cross Society in France 1915 - 1919

He was first Chairman of the Child Emigrant Society and in this service devoted himself to the care of the Fairbridge Farm School

He sought to serve his God in serving his fellow men



Source: MA, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au