Category Archives: Rob’s Spot

Silence,Denial and Reconciliation;

The Fairbridge Farm School, at Molong seems to be going through a kind of existential crisis. Not bad for an institution that has not existed for forty years. Recent events and revelations about the lived experiences of my Old Fairbridgians … Continue reading

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Mrs Hodgkinson’s Faux Fox Fur Stole

I was doing some research at the State Library, looking through back editions of the Molong Express and I came upon this little classic “classified”. It left me wondering; given the attachment this woman held for that faux fox fur … Continue reading

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Writing about Fairbridge

For most of my life Fairbridge has been happy memories of an almost idyllic country childhood. That began to change a few years ago when the stories of abuse and institutional oppression began to be more widely canvassed, and I … Continue reading

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