Ord William (Bill) ( Tubby )

William Ord passed away in  Wollongong  NSW,  on the 30th October 2011.

Loved brother and brother in law of Lillian and Nev. Aged 79 yrs.

Bill came to Molong in August 1940. This was the last party until after the war. They came via Canada. Bill’s sister Lilian followed him out in 1947.

Bill’s first job upon leaving Fairbridge was on a farm at Narromine NSW, he was desperately unhappy there, due to the isolation and loneliness of the station. This was not an uncommon occurrence for many other OF”s in similar placements.

Bill stuck it our for 2 years on the property, then moved to Wollongong and the steel works,where he spent the rest of his working life. Bill was essentially a loner and never married.

Derek Moriarty the President of the OF “s Association attended the funeral.

The inscription on the funeral notice read. ” A life well lived.”

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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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