Historical information

This is a map of the Farnham Special Survey. In 1843 William Rutledge purchased this Special Survey of 5,120 acres and named it Farnham. This Survey extended from Tower Hill to the Merri River at Dennington. The map appears to date from the 1850s


This early map is of considerable significance as it shows details of the Farnham Special Survey. William Rutledge and his survey are important influences in the development of Warrnambool and district with the establishment of settlements at Killarney, Yangery and Tower Hill.

Physical description

A hand drawn map on waxed paper in brown, black and blue ink. It shows Armstrong's Bay, sea, Crown Land , the names of properties and some roads. It includes a compass direction diagram.