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Fairbridge Farm School (fmr)


Heritage Council

Place Number

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Fairbridge Rd Fairbridge

Location Details

consists of: Church of the Holy Innocents & Graveyard; rectory; school house and classrooms/training rooms; laundry; pump house; staff quarters/dining room/kitchen; bakehouse; cottages (see CP for names); Principal & Asst Principal houses; dairy & dairyman's house; engineer's house; farm manager's house; office; men's quarters; refrigerator room; Scratton Memorial

Other Name(s)

Fairbridge Village

Local Government




Construction Date

Constructed from 1920 to 1950

Demolition Year


Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents More information
State Register Permanent 02 Jun 1998 Register Entry
Assessment Documentation

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management More information
Category Description
Municipal Inventory Adopted 29 Aug 2013 Category A

Category A

Essential to the heritage of the locality. Rare or outstanding example.

Shire of Murray
Art Deco Significant Bldg Survey Completed

Aboriginal Heritage Sites Register Permanent

Restrictive Covenant YES

Aboriginal Heritage Sites Register Recorded

Register of the National Estate Registered 27 Oct 1998

Classified by the National Trust Classified 04 Jul 1977


Name Type Year From Year To
Powell, Cameron & Chisholm Architect - -
Sir Herbert Baker Architect - -

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5446 Report to Alcoa : Fairbridge Village Feasibility Study. Report 1996
7154 The Fairbridge chapel : Sir Herbert Baker's labour of love. Book 2004
3796 Former Fairbridge Farm School : conservation plan. Volumes 1 & 2. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 1998
7257 Good enough never is : lessons from inspirational businesses in rural Australia : a report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Book 2005
2106 Bibliography of 16mm film produced in Western Australia to 1950 from the State Film Archives of Western Australia : Vol. 2. Government and Fairbridge collections. Book 1993
5516 Reroofing workshop at Fairbridge Village. Conservation works report 2002
7265 Exeter Fairbridge : conservation works. Conservation works report 2005
9409 Photographic record for Jenner Cottage former Fairbridge Farm School, Pinjarra. Heritage Study {Other} 2009
5440 Fairbridge : style manual. Report 2002
9466 Signposts: a guide for children and young people in care in WA from 1920. Electronic 2010
8305 The story of Kingsley Fairbridge by himself. Book 1945
5439 Fairbridge Village : interpretation plan. Heritage Study {Other} 2002
4023 Fairbridge : Empire and child migration. Book 1998

Place Type

Individual Building or Group


Epoch General Specific
Original Use RELIGIOUS Housing or Quarters
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Original Use EDUCATIONAL Special School
Present Use SOCIAL\RECREATIONAL Other Community Hall\Centre

Architectural Styles

Inter-War Old English

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Roof TIMBER Shingle
Wall RENDER Other Render
Wall EARTH Pise {Rammed Earth}
Wall BRICK Common Brick

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Education & science
DEMOGRAPHIC SETTLEMENT & MOBILITY Immigration, emigration & refugees
OUTSIDE INFLUENCES Depression & boom
OCCUPATIONS Grazing, pastoralism & dairying

Creation Date

30 May 1989

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Last Update

21 Mar 2018


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