Michael Hockley passed away in 1972 after a short illness.
The exact date is not known.
He came to Fairbridge Molong in August 1949, with a party of 20 children. The youngest yet to be sent were in this party, 3 boys of 5 yrs old.
Michaels 1st cousin is Vic Brown who came out in 1948, and has commented that Michael suffered a broken leg, from riding a bull in a rodeo upon leaving Fairbridge. He later returned to England and was reunited with his father and half brother Richard. He then became a state registered nurse and later joined the Military Police force. Michael had a full military funeral.
Micheal is survived by his wife Bridie. Richard Hockley supplied a lot of the information.