William Farrer (Plaque)Print Page
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.
|Address:||Farrer Place (Kings Highway), Farrer Memorial, Queanbeyan, 2620|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.354777|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Sub-Theme:||Government - State|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 31st March, 2006|
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