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04-June-2016
04-June-2016
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The marble tablet was erected in memory of Kingsley and Ruby Fairbridge who established the Fairbridge Farm School and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Kingsley Fairbridge. 

Fairbridge Farm was established in 1938 by Kingsley Fairbridge (1885-1924), a South African and a Rhodes Scholar. He brought children from the slums of London, and later Australia, to farm schools in Australia and Canada. He believed that the children could have a fresh start and learn farming skills to assist in the development of new countries.

Location

Address:Fairbridge Road, Old Fairbridgians Assocation Clubhouse, Fairbridge Village, Fairbridge, 6208
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.603021
Long: 115.946927
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Humanitarian

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st July, 1974
Front Inscription

            TO THE
           GLORY
           OF GOD 
             And In
MEMORY OF OUR FOUNDER
KINGSLEY OGILVIE
   FAIRBRIDGE
  (Rhodes Scholar)
Born 2nd May 1885
Died 19th July 1924
Man Of Vision,
Poet And Founder Of
The Child Emigration Society
    In England
This Plaque Commemorating The
50th Anniversary Of His Death,
Is Placed Here As A Tribute By
The Fairbridge Society - 21st July 1974

"I Found A Task - I Dreamed A Dream"
        And In
MEMORY OF HIS WIFE
RUBY FAIRBRIDGE
Born 1884  Died 1967
WITHOUT WHOSE LOVE AND
ENCOURAGEMENT HIS DREAM
MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN FULFILLED.

 

Source: MA
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