The Fairbridge Farm School

A class of Dutch children evacuated from the Dutch East Indies to Fairbridge Farm School in Pinjarra, Australi (©

After the end of the Second World War, hundreds of Dutch children and adults who had been prisoners of the Japanese in the Dutch East Indies were sent to the Fairbridge Farm School in Pinjarra,Australia to recuperate and start a new life. In this edition of Dutch Horizons, one of several programmes produced to mark the 400th anniversary of Dutch-Australian relations in 2006, we speak with some of the Dutch people about their memories of this time.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: February 9, 2006