Baron Lamington was governor of the northern Australian state of Queensland from the year 1896 to 1901 (the year of Australian Federation). The lamington, one of Australia's three most famous cakes* was named after him.

Lamingtons are best made from two-day stale spongecake. The cake is cut into blocks approximately 50mm on the side, and dipped into a mixture made of copha, butter, cocoa, caster sugar, and finished with dessicated coconut on all six sides. They then dry on a cake rack, and last a week in a sealed tin.

*What are the other two? Pavlova and Peach Melba.