Farrer was established in 1939 in Tamworth and has continued on as a traditional boys high school specialising in the Agricultural aspect. The Old Boys association was formed in 1944 by the first group of student that finished schooling in 1943.
The school was named in memory of William James Farrer (1845–1906), a leading Australian agronomist and wheat breeder, best known for developing the “Federation” breed of wheat. His work led to significant increases in the Australian wheat crop for decades to come, and economic prosperity for the wheat industry.
The Farrer Old Boys Committee meets at least twice a year at the Clubhouse at Farrer in Tamworth.
If you are interested in nominating for the committee please email: secretary@farrerold boys.com.au
Current committee members:
- President: Brett Warden
- Secretary: Jock Stier – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Mark Thomson