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Biographical entry Warburton, Peter Egerton (1813 - 1889)

CMG

Born
16 August 1813
Northwich, Cheshire, England
Died
5 November 1889
Beaumont, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Explorer

Summary

Peter Egerton Warburton was the South Australian Commissioner of Police from 1853 -1867. He was also an avid explorer who travelled through much of central and South Australia. In 1872 Warburton lead a party which became the first to cross the continent from the centre to the west. He was awarded the patron's medal of the Royal Geographical Society, London and was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Peter Egerton Warburton - Records, 1857 - 1880, PRG 196; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Black, E. C., 'The Lake Torrens Hoodoo', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, vol. 64, 1963. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.