Edward Charles Frome
|Edward Charles Frome|
Edward Charles Frome
|Born||7 January 1802
|Died||2 November 1890 (aged 88)
Born in Gibraltar, and orphaned early in his life, Frome was educated in Blackheath, London, England, where he became a close friend of Benjamin Disraeli. He received his commission in the Royal Engineers in 1825. He was involved in the Rideau Canal construction in Canada in 1827 to 1833.
In September 1839 Frome arrived in Adelaide, South Australia (ship: Recovery) to take up an appointment as the third surveyor-general of South Australia. He was also a member of the South Australian Legislative Council (2 October 1839 to 14 June 1843). He made an important contribution in surveying large areas of South Australia for new immigrants to settle upon. In 1843 he led an expedition to the mid-north of South Australia and was the first to accurately map Lake Frome. He was also a competent artist and made many sketches and paintings of landscapes on his surveying expeditions.
After his ten-year term expired he returned to England and was subsequently stationed in Mauritius, Scotland and Gibraltar. Between 1869 and 1874 he served as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey. He retired in 1877 with the army rank of general, and died in 1890 at Ewell in Surrey. His name was given to Lake Frome, Frome River and Frome Road, a major thoroughfare in Adelaide, South Australia.
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Charles Rochfort Scott
|Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey
Sir St. George Foley