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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.


Aust. dict. biog.: Australian dictionary of biography. Edited by Douglas Pike et al. 14 vols. [Melbourne]: Melbourne University Press. London and New York: Cambridge University Press. 1966–96.