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The 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 , 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            
Jonathon Keen  President, Institution of Surveyors NSW Inc
     Cr Frank Pangello Mayor,
     Queanbeyan City Council
31 March 2006

Source: MA, ADB
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