Biographical entry Beveridge, Peter (1829 - 1885)
- 24 June 1829
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
- 4 October 1885
Woodburn, Victoria, Australia
- Anthropologist and Pastoralist
Peter Beveridge established cattle and sheep stations on the Murray, where he stayed 1845-68. He wrote many articles on the customs, dialects and myths of the Aboriginals of the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Darling areas.
Born Fife, Scotland, 24 June 1829. Died Kilmore, 4 October 1885. Arrived Port Phillip 1839; Established Tyntynder station, ten miles down the Murray from the site of Swan Hill, with his older brother Andrew 1845; took up Piangil, about fifteen miles beyond Tyntynder 1846; stayed on the stations until 1868. Read a paper on aboriginal ovens to the London Anthropological Society 1869. Wrote "The Aborigines of Victoria and Riverina as Seen by Peter Beveridge" (1889).
State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection
- Peter Beveridge - Records, 1850 - 1885; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
- Hone, J. Ann, 'Beveridge, Peter (1829-1885)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 161-162. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030151b.htm. Details
- Lourie, Amanda, 'From the paddock to the page: squatter Peter Beveridge's ethnological writing about the Wadi Wadi in colonial Victoria', Oceania, vol. 86, no. 3, 2016, pp. 244-61. Details
- 'Beveridge, Peter (1829-1885)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-548998. Details
- Science and the making of Victoria, with Royal Society of Victoria, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/smv/index_b.html. Details
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