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These records primarily relate to the management of the Fairbridge Society (e.g. Executive Committee and Board minutes). More details about the contents of the Records of Fairbridge Society are available from the State Library of Victoria catalogue.
The Northcote Trust, which ran the Northcote Farm School in Bacchus Marsh, operated independently of the Fairbridge Society. Northcote Farm School was based on Fairbridge principles, and the Fairbridge Society was represented by a position on the Northcote Trust Board. There was also a financial arrangement between the two organisations regarding the administration of the children prior to leaving the UK.
One of the microfilm reels - Reel 1843 - specifically contains records about the Northcote Trust and the Northcote Farm School, dated between 1936 and 1967. These records include:
According to records on Reel 1843, from 1947 the Northcote Trust began to transfer individual case files of children who had left the farm to Vera Grenfell who was the Secretary of the Northcote Children's Emigration Fund for Australia located in London. Her role included aftercare of former residents.
The State Library of Victoria's reference number for Reel 1843 is MS AJCP M1843.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
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28 February 2018
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