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Wheat Sample - Red Federation, 1906 Object Reg. No: ST 004102

Triticum Vulgare (Gramineae) syn. Wheat, Federation. Red sample of grain.

This was a popular variety, which was drought tolerant and matured early in the season. It was released in 1901 and was developed by James Farrer, who developed a number of drought tolerant varieties suitable for the dry Australian climate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Agriculture Department, 1906
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 17.30 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurements taken for Australia Gallery redevelopment.

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Tagged with: wheat
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ECONOMIC BOTANY
Secondary Classification: Foods
Tertiary Classification: grains
Inventor: Mr William Farrer, New South Wales, Australia, 1901

W.J. Farrer released Federation wheat in 1901.
Grower: Victoria: Agriculture Department Veterinary Division, Victoria, Australia, 1906
References: http://www.historysmiths.com.au/CentFedPlayKit/events/golden/1901_federation%20wheat.htm. Viewed 6.5.09.
http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/biogs/P000401b.htm. Viewed 6.5.09.
http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080498b.htm. Viewed 6.5.09.

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