Fairbridge Children’s Park

Molong, NSW

CLOUSTON Associates was engaged by the Old Fairbridgians Association to develop an interpretive park that marks the legacy of one of Britain’s largest child migration schemes.  From 1938 to 1973, nearly 1000 children made the journey to a new life at the Fairbridge Farm School outside Moolong in regional NSW.

The Park that conveys a strong story of the human experience of the Fairbridge children’s journey. The narrative is displayed through landscape spaces, planting, positioning of relevant artefacts and new art installations. It is a place of beauty and tranquility – an antidote to the hardship and isolation of its former residents.

This short video shows how the landscape at Fairbridge Children’s Park contributes to healing.

Client: Old Fairbridgians Association
Services: Concept design, design development, documentation
Date: 2018-2020
Project value: $700,000
Size: 2 hectares
Awards: AILA National Landscape Architecture Award for Cultural Heritage 2021

AILA NSW Cultural Heritage Award 2021

AILA NSW Regional Achievement Award 2021

National Trust Heritage Award for Education and Interpretation 2021

The Landscape Association Excellence Award for Commercial & Civil Construction 2021