Hockley Michael Patrick

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.

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Came to Fairbridge Molong in 1957 and began immediately as a farm trainee. I was 15 yrs old. I loved the work,but found it very lonely and the bullying was awful. Billy Gelson saved me many times in Orange cottage from beatings. I loved this man. I have had a successful life with a wife who died in 2003. I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Life has been a challenge since Maureen died.. Brian K OF
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