Richard Atherton Ffarington
  • Artist (Draughtsman)
  • Artist (Painter)
Other Occupation
  • army officer (ANZSIC code: 7600) 1841 - c.1855
Birth date
23 December 1823
Death date
1 April 1855
Death place
Salford Barracks, Lancashire, England
Burial place
Isle of Wight
Active Period
  • 1841 - 1850
  • 1841 (Sydney, NSW, vessel; Somersetshire)
  • 1855 England
  • 1847 - 1855 Calcutta, India
  • 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.)
Cultural Heritage
  • English
  • English
Initial Record Data Source
  • The Dictionary of Australian Artists: painters, sketchers, photographers and engravers to 1870