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Philip Gidley King


Australian farmer and mining company manager. Son of Phillip Parker King. Midshipman in HMS Beagle, 1831–6. Settled in Australia in 1836. Entered the service of the Australian Agricultural Company in 1842; superintendent of stock, 1851. New South Wales manager for the Peel River Land and Mineral Company, 1852–81.


Aust. dict. biog.