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A plaque commemorates contributions made by William Farrer as a Surveyor who worked for the Lands Department 1875-1886.

Farrer qualified as a surveyor in 1875 and worked for the Department of Lands in the Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar and Cooma districts 1875-86. In July 1886 he resigned from the Lands Department, settled on Lambrigg on the Murrumbidgee River near where Canberra now stands and intensified his experiments into wheat breeding.

Location

Address:Farrer Place (Kings Highway), Farrer Memorial, Queanbeyan, 2620
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.354777
Long: 149.231462
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 31st March, 2006
Front Inscription

NATIONAL TRUST HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2006
THIS PLAQUE ACKNOWLEDGES THE 
CONTRIBUTIONS OF WILLIAM JAMES FARRER 
AS A REGISTERED SURVEYOR 1875 -1886

WARWICK WATKINS  Surveyor-General Of New South Wales            
JONATHAN KEEN  President, Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc
Cr FRANK PANGELLO Mayor, Queanbeyan City Council

31 MARCH 2006

Source: MA, ADB
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