King, Philip Parker, 1793-1856

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1793-12-31
Death 1856-02-26
Australians
English

Biographical notes:

Lieut. Phillip Parker King undertook a number of hydrographic surveying and charting voyages around Australia between 1817 and 1822 in H.M. Cutter Mermaid and H.M. Brig Bathurst. He returned from England and settled in New South Wales in 1832.

From the description of Letter book, log book [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225791626

Phillip Parker King, the son of Governor Phillip Gidley King was born on Norfolk Island. He later settled in N.S.W. Robert Fitzroy commanded the subsequent expedition in the "Beagle" (of which Charles Darwin was the scientist) and later became Governor of New Zealand. He committed suicide in 1865.

From the description of Expedition papers [manuscript]. 1826-1830. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225836583

Son of Philip Gidley King. He was a naval officer, hydrographer and manager of the Australian Agricultural Company. Between 1826 and 1830 he commanded HMS Adventure and HMS Beagle to chart the coasts of Peru, Chile and Patagonia. See ADB, vol. 2 (p. 61-64).

From the description of Papers of Phillip Parker King [manuscript]. 1826-1830. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223581434

From the description of Papers of Phillip Parker King, 1826-1830 [microform]. 1826-1830. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223582026

Epithet: Commander; RN; Rear-Admiral 1855

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000695.0x0000bc

Conducted a survey of the Coast of Australia 1817-1822.

From the description of Letter [manuscript]. 1817. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225820747

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Subjects:

  • Voyages and travels
  • Hydrographic surveying
  • Voyages and travels--19th century
  • Adventure and Beagle Expedition, 1826-1830
  • Admirals--Correspondence
  • Adventurer (Ship)
  • Natural history
  • Surveying

Occupations:

  • Admirals
  • Ship captains
  • Naval officers

Places:

  • South America (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)