About Us-Publications

Our Society has published a few information papers about the heritage site and facilities.  In the future there will likely be additional ones produced.  Some are for sale while other information about Fairbridge, including links to other internet sites dealing with the history of Fairbridge elsewhere in the world, are included in this web site.

Like most small charitable societies we are always in need of funds to keep the historic site looking good and to undertake various projects to upgrade the two buildings to meet the needs of our patrons. The Chapel News is usually updated quarterly and briefly mentions what the Society is doing as well as who is using the heritage site. Should you wish more information or book a tour you are most welcome to contact us.

The Chapel Society would like to direct you to the About Fairbridge section for more information about the history of our community.

Turret Clock Story, 2006

A Family Affair, 2012

The Angel Story, 2014

In addition, we have publications for sale

  1. The Fairbridge Glimpses, published 1985 (50th Anniversary of the Founding of the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School) $15 dollars + postage
  2. 80th Aniversary. Of the opening of the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, Published 2015, $10 dollars + postage

Books on Fairbridge and also Child Migration

Fairbridge Farm: the building of a farm school, Ruby Fairbridge, Paterson Press, 1948

Fairbridge: Empire and Child Migration, Geoffrey Sherington, Chris Jeffery, University of Western Australia Press, 1998

The Forgotten Children: Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia’s Child Migration, David Hill, Random House Australia, 2007

Marjorie: To Afraid to Cry, Patricia Skidmore, Dundurn, 2012

Marjorie: The War Years, Patricia Skidmore, Dundurn, 2018

Places of Worship, Ellen Mackay, Sono Nis Press, 1991

Windows: British Child Migrants too Africa, Rhodesia Fairbridge Memorial College, Editor Peter Gould, Fairbridge, 2001

Empty Cradles, Margaret Humphreys, Tradeworld Publishers 1996

New Lives for Old, Roger Kershaw and Janet Sacks,, The National Archives of the United Kingdom, 2008

English Bloods: In the Backwoods of Muskoka, 1878, Frederick de la Fosse, Natural Heritage Books, 2004, Note Originally published by Graphic Publisher, 1930, using “Roger Vardon” as his pseudonym

The Golden Bridge: Young Immigrants to Canada, 1833-1939, Marjorie Kohl, Natural Heritage Books, 2003

The Little Immigrants, Kenneth Bagnell, Macmillan of Canada, 1980

Lost Children of the Empire, Phillip Bean and Joy Melville, Unwin Hyman Limited, 1989

The Memories of a former Guttersnipe; Roddy Mackay, Park Place Publications, 2018