Bates Thomas William Bernard

Thomas Bates passed away on the 11th October 1988, aged 44 yrs.

Thomas arrived together with his brother Anthony, at  Fairbridge Molong in 1950. There was a total of 33 children that year to arrive. 28 boys and 5 girls.

Thomas brother Anthony ( Tony) resided in SA at the time of his passing.


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About The Phantom

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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