Frere, Georges Pierre

French born vigneron who took up land on the river that was to bear his name.

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Barbezieux, Cognac, France
1866
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Manly
1951
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Frere's Vineyard on the Georges River

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2014

Not much can be said about the land Georges Frere selected on the Georges River for a vineyard. Named after his father Leonce and uncle Gustave, it was extremely rough sandstone country with very poor soil and totally unsuitable for growing grapes. Nevertheless, Frere left his mark on the district when the Department of Public Works named a bridge over his river crossing after him, hugely improving transport and communication for settlers with Campbelltown, Leumeah railway and Sydney