Mort Cottage Mother & Children - Fairbridge Molong 1962 (Robert J Sellers middle & rear next to Cottage Mother)  at the back next to the Mort Cottage Mother.

Mort Cottage Mother & Children - Fairbridge Molong 1962 (Robert J Sellers middle & rear next to Cottage Mother) at the back next to the Mort Cottage Mother.

The children attend school at the Fairbridge Primary School. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection, Molong and District Historical Society

The children attend school at the Fairbridge Primary School. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection, Molong and District Historical Society

The Fairbridge children were taught skills such as tree and vegetable planting. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection – Molong and District Historical Society

The Fairbridge children were taught skills such as tree and vegetable planting. Image courtesy Bigrigg Collection – Molong and District Historical Society

Fairbridge children were involved in Junior Farmers Club and in exhibited at Shows. The Club exhibited with great success. Images courtesy Bigrigg Collection – Molong and District Historical Society

Fairbridge children were involved in Junior Farmers Club and in exhibited at Shows. The Club exhibited with great success. Images courtesy Bigrigg Collection – Molong and District Historical Society

1950 Child Migrants.   In Australia their smart wardrobes were stripped from them and exchanged for khaki work clothes and bare feet. The children were placed in religious institutions or farming schools where they were subjected to harsh discipline and backbreaking labour. The children were expected to continue in agriculture, and thus received little to no education.

1950 Child Migrants. In Australia their smart wardrobes were stripped from them and exchanged for khaki work clothes and bare feet. The children were placed in religious institutions or farming schools where they were subjected to harsh discipline and backbreaking labour. The children were expected to continue in agriculture, and thus received little to no education.

For nearly six decades, thousands of children were transported from Britain to help boost Australia's population. The child migrants were promised oranges and sunshine. Instead, they were put to work and often abused.

For nearly six decades, thousands of children were transported from Britain to help boost Australia's population. The child migrants were promised oranges and sunshine. Instead, they were put to work and often abused.

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