Series MS-2121 - Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School. Cowichan Station.

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Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School. Cowichan Station.

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  • 1935-1953 (Creation)
    Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School

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Originals, 30 cm

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Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School was part of a philanthropic scheme aimed at strengthening the British Empire and improving the condition of underprivileged British children, an idea conceived by Kingsley Fairbridge. The plan was to resettle selected British children in overseas dominions. The Prince of Wales school opened in 1935 near Duncan, B.C. Over 300 children passed through Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm school in its first ten years of operation. The estate was eventually sold in the early 1950s.

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Documents pertaining to Fairbridge Farm School, a residential and educational community for underprivileged British children, located near Duncan. Includes visitors books (1935-1953) and roll book of Fairbridge school staff (1935-1950). Also includes scrapbook and diary of school nurse, Margaret (nee King) Minchen (1940-1942). Photographs transferred to Visual Records accession 198706-2.

Presented by the Fairbridge Alumni Association, 1985.

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Accession number(s): 90-9510; 85-094; 85-098; 85-115

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