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The plaque commemorates contributions made by William Farrer as a Surveyor who worked for the Lands Department from 1875 to 1886.

Farrer qualified as a surveyor in 1875 and worked for the Department of Lands in the Dubbo, Nyngan, Cobar and Cooma Districts. 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 , Farrer Memorial, Queanbeyan, 2620
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.354777
Long: 149.231462
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State
Approx. Event Start Date:1875
Approx. Event End Date:1886


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 31st March, 2006
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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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