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Victoria - Glossary Term

Farm School

  • Boys making hay at the Northcote Training Farm, Glenmore, near Bacchus Marsh, Vic

    Boys making hay at the Northcote Training Farm, Glenmore, near Bacchus Marsh, Vic, c. 1937
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Type of 'care'
Alternative Names
  • Training Farm

The farm school was a model of 'care' for children, similar to the 'village' model, but based in a rural area, and involving training for the children in agricultural duties. Farm schools usually comprised a number of cottages in which children lived with cottage parents. Children placed in farm schools like Tally Ho in Burwood had often been 'rescued' from the inner city 'slums' of Melbourne.

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Publications

Books

  • Hill, David, The forgotten children : Fairbridge Farm School and its betrayal of Australia's child migrants, Random House, North Sydney, 2007. Details

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Boys making hay at the Northcote Training Farm, Glenmore, near Bacchus Marsh, Vic
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Boys making hay at the Northcote Training Farm, Glenmore, near Bacchus Marsh, Vic
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c. 1937

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Boys mustering cattle at Northcote Training Farm school, Glenmore, near Bacchus Marsh
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Boys mustering cattle at Northcote Training Farm school, Glenmore, near Bacchus Marsh
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c. 1937

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Boys at Northcote Training Farm school, Glenmore, forking hay into a cart
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Boys at Northcote Training Farm school, Glenmore, forking hay into a cart
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c. 1937

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Boys at Northcote Training Farm school at Glenmore near Bacchus Marsh - holding piglets
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Boys at Northcote Training Farm school at Glenmore near Bacchus Marsh - holding piglets
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c. 1937

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill