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Phillip Parker King


Naval officer and hydrographer. Commander of the Adventure, accompanying the Beagle, on the first surveying expedition to South America, 1826–30. Settled in Australia and became commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company in 1834. Rear-admiral, 1855. FRS 1824.


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.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.