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This item is on display at Melbourne Museum
Wheat Sample - Red Federation, 1906 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
|Dimensions:||17.30 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measurements taken for Australia Gallery redevelopment.|
|Themes this item is part of:||Sustainable Futures Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||ECONOMIC BOTANY|
|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|
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.