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The Autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge

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Kingsley Ogilvie Fairbridge ( 1885 – 1924) was the founder of a child emigration scheme from Britain to its colonies and the Fairbridge Schools. His life work was the founding of the "Society for the Furtherance of Child Emigration to the Colonies", which was afterwards incorporated as the "Child Emigration Society" and ultimately the "Fairbridge Society". Kingsley wanted to see "little children shedding the bondage of bitter circumstances and stretching their legs and minds amid the thousand interests of the farm."

From 1913 until 1982, Fairbridge Farm School housed 3,580 children,under various child migration schemes. The school provided education in task-learning, husbandry, metal work and wood work.

There are now many questions about this practice. E.g. children being told they were orphans when they were not. Compensation has been paid out to victims of physical and sexual abuse.

This autobiography was published not long after his early death. It contains a positive and uncritical preface and epilogue. This is about his early years in Southern Africa. Contents in photo attached.

Fourth impression September 1934; first was January 1927.

The jacket is unclipped; it is all slightly grubby and has some slight damage to the edges. Marks to outer edges. The contents are clean. Frontispiece, photo of subject. Map at the back.

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Author(s):
Fairbridge, Kingsley
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13 x 19 cm.
Edition:
Fourth 1934
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge

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Kingsley Ogilvie Fairbridge ( 1885 – 1924) was the founder of a child emigration scheme from Britain to its colonies and the Fairbridge Schools. His life work was the founding of the "Society for the Furtherance of Child Emigration to the Colonies", which was afterwards incorporated as the "Child Emigration Society" and ultimately the "Fairbridge Society". Kingsley wanted to see "little children shedding the bondage of bitter circumstances and stretching their legs and minds amid the thousand interests of the farm."

From 1913 until 1982, Fairbridge Farm School housed 3,580 children,under various child migration schemes. The school provided education in task-learning, husbandry, metal work and wood work.

There are now many questions about this practice. E.g. children being told they were orphans when they were not. Compensation has been paid out to victims of physical and sexual abuse.

This autobiography was published not long after his early death. It contains a positive and uncritical preface and epilogue. This is about his early years in Southern Africa. Contents in photo attached.

Fourth impression September 1934; first was January 1927.

The jacket is unclipped; it is all slightly grubby and has some slight damage to the edges. Marks to outer edges. The contents are clean. Frontispiece, photo of subject. Map at the back.

Author(s):
Fairbridge, Kingsley
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13 x 19 cm.
Edition:
Fourth 1934
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Autobiography of Kingsley Fairbridge

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