Born 18 October 1885
Died 15 October 1931. (Carwarp. Carwarp cemetery)
Parents: William, master mariner, and Isabella Farrington
Marriage: 1916 Edith Catherine Roberts
Occupation: Sailor and farmer
Education: Yarraville State School
Career: Worked in Melbourne glass bottle factory; at 15 navvy on Woomelang-Mildura railway; Mallee shepherd for E. H. Lascelles; lost job in 1902 drought and worked in Gippsland; went to sea 1905, gained master's certificate; farm labourer USA and Canada; returned to Aust. on father's death 1909; share farmer and contractor Woomelang; in 1913 selected 630 acres for wheat farming at Carwarp, sold early 1920s and moved to Carwarp West; with Department of Agric. established experimental farm 1915; president Ouyen Agric. Society 1918-1931, Carwarp Progress Association; Australian Natives Association member; a founder Vic. Wheatgrowers Association.
Party: Victorian Farmers Union
Party Note: With I. Hart and J. J. Hall (q.v.) founded Victorian Farmers Union 1916; in parl. often voted with Labor; Country Progressive 1926-1930.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Swan Hill||November 1917||October 1919||Resigned|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.