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Biographical entry Parry, William Edward (1790 - 1855)

Born
19 December 1790
Bath, Somerset, England
Died
8 July 1855
Ems, England
Occupation
Arctic explorer and Agriculturalist

Summary

(Sir) William Edward Parry was involved in Arctic exploration in 1818-28 and was Acting Hydrographer for the British Admiralty in 1825-29. In 1829 he became Commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company, a position he held until 1834.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • W. Edward Parry - Records, 1829 - 1834, G997; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Parry, A., Parry of the Arctic, London, 1963. Details
  • Parry, E., Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. E. Parry, London, 1857. Details

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Journal Articles

  • Campbell, J. F., 'The First Decade of the AA Co', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 9, 1923. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.