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Biographical entry King, Phillip Parker (1791 - 1856)

Born
13 December 1791
Norfolk Island
Died
26 February 1856
North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Hydrographer and Explorer

Summary

Phillip Parker King was a naval officer whose principal scientific work was hydrographic surveys of the Australian coast, continuing the work of Mathew Flinders. King also made research notes on Australian natural history, collected insects and had a small observatory.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

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

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • King Family - Records, 1831 - 1903, ML MSS 3447; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • King Family - Records, 1843 - 1897, ML MSS 673; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1837 - 1843, ML MSS 963; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1817 - 1823, ML MSS 4429; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1818 - 1829, ML DOC 2312; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1848 - 1856, MS Q299; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1819 - 1830, ML MSS 1521; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1837 - 1861, ML MSS 592; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1817, ML DOC 920; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1817 - 1822, FM 4/2113 and FM 4/2094-5; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1824 - 1855, A3599 and on microfilm FM 4/66; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1818 - 1821, Mfm G/1893; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 9 February 1818 - 3 May 1818, Mfm G 1883; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1826 - 1830, MS 3232; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Phillip Parker King - Records, 1817, MS 1645; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Abbott, Brian Douglas, Phillip Parker King 1791-1856: a Most Admirable Australian, Glenburgh Pty Ltd, Sydney, 2012, 397 pp. Details
  • Gibbs, W. J., The Origins of Australian Meteorology , Metarch Papers No. 12, Bureau of Meteorology, 1998. Details
  • Tiley, Robert, The Mermaid Tree: How a Tiny Unknown Ship Opened Australia's North and West to Development, Dreams and Disappointment, ABC Books, Sydney, 2006, 297 pp. Details

Book Sections

Conference Papers

  • Curry, Suzanne; Maslin, Bruce, 'Cunningham's Collecting Localities While Botanist on Lieutenant Phillip Parker King's Survey of Coastal Australia, December 1817 to April 1822', in Short, P.S. (ed.), History of Systematic Botany in Australasia: Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the University of Melbourne, 25-27 May 1988, Australian Systematic Botany Society, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 137-148. Details

Journal Articles

  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne, 'Illuminating Incidents in Antipodean Astronomy: Phillip Parker King and the Founding of Sydney Observatory', Vistas in Astronomy, vol. 32, 1988, pp. 285-301. Details
  • Russell, H.C., 'Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales, 1778-1860', Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, vol. 1, 1888, pp. 45-94. Details
  • Webb, Joan B., 'A. Cunningham, P.P. King and the Legacy to the Botanical Fraternity', Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter, vol. 152, 2013, pp. 4-7. Details
  • Whitley, Gilbert P., 'Some Early Naturalists and Collectors in Australia', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xix, 1933, pp. 291-304. Details

Seminar Papers

  • Brock, John F., 'Cook-Bligh-Flinders-King: the quadrilogy of master mariners', in given in The Discovery Room, Australian Museum, Tuesday 6pm, Australian Science History Club, Sydney, 13 September 2005. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.