One of our newer Estates, Laurimar, has a street called Lambrigg Place. I soon found out that Lambrigg was the name of a Parish in Westmoreland, England, but what was the Australian connection?
A search through the National Archives database revealed that Lambrigg was the name of William James FARRER’s property. FARRER was the man who was interested in cross -breeding a rust and drought resistant wheat. His best known variety was his popular ‘Federation’ strain produced in 1902.
There is a memorial in Canberra’s suburb of Farrer, and both he and his wife are buried on the Lalllbrigg Property.
It is an interesting coincidence that in Mill Park, throughout which there was an Australian theme in naming streets, a Farrer Street has existed for twenty years.