At William Farrer’s grave

Thursday 12 October: Southside Stroll in daylight savings – William Farrer’s grave – S/E. William Farrer (the ‘father of the Australian wheat industry’) is buried, along with his wife Nina, on a ridge of the Lambrigg property overlooking the Murrumbidgee River. It is a short (less than 2km return and 40m climb) stroll from the Point Hut Road. An obelisk was erected in 1938 at the site. Drive yourself to meet at the Point Hut Crossing Reserve car park, on the right before crossing the river. Car pooling will leave here at 6.30pm sharp. Sunset is at 7.15pm, with civil twilight lasting till 7.41pm, but bring a torch just in case. Map: Tuggeranong. Leader: John Evans 0417 436 877 john@johnevans.id.au . No need to book.

… or Cow pat kicking to Bill and Nina’s

Further Information

Last time here was 7 Jan 15. You should contact the property owners as a matter of courtesy before walking here.

Summary

Distance: 1.6km | Climb: only one puff | Time: 6.40pm – 7.25pm (45mins) | Grading: S/E-M; VE(3)

Photographs

Photographs are available, where you can start a large sized slideshow.

Waypoint and Track Files

Download the .gpx file. (Right click, Save Link As…, Save – if you want to use it.)
To use in Google Earth, do File, Open… and select Gps or All files as the File Type.

Track Notes

Always great to hear from Marmaduke and the offer of a morning’s caching. As we are gentlemen, we did drive-by and short walks, bagging GC1M53T Neighbourly Neighbours – The Final Act, GC7D07A Boboyan Bridge, GC6MPTW Gudgenby Gnoll and GC7CG4Z Gudgenby Gouge. I earned my keep today, but always nice to be working with MR.

I love putting on a couple of daylight savings trips each year. Always fun and you never know who you’ll meet. Bonus this evening, meeting the best 6 year old cow pat kickers (and their Mums) I’ve ever known. Also Greg and Sue, who know so much of the history of the area. I was going to refer the Mums to the CBC Family Walks coordinator, but she and Peter turned up. Perfect!

So we drove out the Point Hut Road, strolled up the hill and visited William and Nina. I’m sure they were glad that folks, young and old, visit. Lovely evening light.

Many thanks to the property owners who are always so willing to allow visitors on their land.

Track Map

Track

Party

Geocaching – Marmaduke Rothschild (Roger E), me

Evening stroll – 9 walkers – Kim and Amaya B, Peter C, Linda G, Greg J, Sue J, Tammy and Ursula L, me.

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... bushwalking in the ACT and nearby NSW. I began my love affair with the ACT bush in 2004 after completing the Canberra Bushwalking Club's annual Navigation Refresher. Seven sessions of navigation and bushcraft shared by living legends had me hooked. It's grown from a passion to an obsession. With other responsibilities it's hard to get away overnight, so I usually only day walk. I like gadgets and technobabble. Information on this blog is shared in the hope that it might encourage others to get out and breathe a bit of fresh air.