|As you can see from the clock tower on the Lands Department Building in the second image, I have not moved far from yesterday's image. Spring Street segues into Bent Street. The building up close in the second image is known as the Education Departmebt Building, even though this facade has "Dept of Agriculture" carved in stone above the door.|
William Farrer (1845-1906) was a research scientist who did much to improve the wheat crop in Australia. This plaza was named in his honour in 1935.
The Cabbage Tree Palm is 'livistona australis', which grows up to 30 metres in height. Prior to European settlement, it dominated the vegetation of the Sydney area, and the City Council is replanting whereever possible. More about this part of Sydney, the government and bureaucratic hub, tomorrow.