Issue Details: First known date: 1940-1954 1940-1954
AustLit is a subscription service. The content and services available here are limited because you have not been recognised as a subscriber. Find out how to gain full access to AustLit

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

William James Farrer was employed as Wheat Experimentalist by the New South Wales Department of Agriculture in 1898. In this role he investigated how to combat rust in wheat crops, and encouraged the development of hardier wheat crops more suited to Australia's climate.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y National Portraits Vance Palmer , Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1940 Z1375812 1940 selected work biography Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1954 pg. 152-158
Last amended 9 Aug 2010