Dr Barnado or Dr Who?
So you may think that I have been living under a rock…but I only recently learnt about the stories of the Dr. Barnado’s
, including our very own Mowbray Park Training Farm, just here in Wollondilly. Farm School
I am now enlightened to the fact that thousands of Dr. Barnardo’s youngsters were shipped from
Britain to , and specifically arrived to Picton, Mowbray Park Farm. Who would have known, right? Australia
So perhaps you want to learn more about these local stories, as it aligns so strongly with Wollondilly’s own history. “Yes” I hear you say. Then I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend our History Week event “Picture This”.
Alick Robertson will be one guest speaker describing his first hand experiences as a Barnado boy, working as a farm-hand at
under the Child Migration Scheme. Mowbray Park
If you are new to the area, or just visiting, perhaps you might also like to view our local studies collection, and get to know the history of this area a little more. From Ghosts of Picton Past to With the Best of Intentions, where you can discover more about Alicks’ experiences, I’m sure you will be captured by the many local stories, as I have been.
What’s your local story of Wollondilly?