Fairfax House, run by Dr Barnardo's in Australia, opened in 1966 at Normanhurst. It operated as a family group home for older boys. It opened on the same site that Green Wood had previously been on. Fairfax House closed in 1976.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Welfare official arrives', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), 20 September 1966, p. 6, https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7_xjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CucDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3606%2C2813865; Coldrey, Barry, Good British stock: child and youth migration to Australia, This is a research guide published by the National Archives of Australia. It contains detailed historical information about Australia's immigration policy and child and youth migration to Australia. It also has information about relevant archival records in Australia and overseas relating to child and youth migration., National Archives of Australia, 1999, https://www.naa.gov.au/help-your-research/research-guides/good-british-stock-child-and-youth-migration-australia; Dr Barnardo's Home Normanhurst Fairfax House [Image], Date: 1966 - 1976; Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998, https://insideblog.nma.gov.au/2011/02/11/connecting-kin/.
Prepared by: Nicola Laurent
Created: 17 March 2011, Last modified: 25 May 2016