Ffarington recorded the natural world of Western Australia and its indigenous inhabitants while serving with the 51st Regiment in Western Australia bewteen 1843-47. His sketches and watercolours include competent scenes of the coast, but of far more importance are his drawing and watercolours of the daily activites of the local Aboriginal people.
1841 - 1843 Sydney, NSW ( In 1843 Ffarington returned to London aboard the ‘Trusty', purchased a commission of Lieutenant and set sail for Western Australia via Launceston, Tasmania, aboard the 'Champion' with his wife Ellen Julia Rowes.)
1843 - 1847 Western Australia (Lieutenant Ffarington served as an Ensign with the 51st Regiment in WA. The 51st Regiment maintained stations in south west Australis at the following locations: King George Sound, Kojonup, Bunbury, Williams, Leschenault, Pinjarra, and Rottnest. Ffarington is recorded to have been granted four suburban lots in Perth in 1845. There is also a record of the birth of three children between 1843 and 1847.)
Initial Record Data Source
The Dictionary of Australian Artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870