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Biographical entry Parry, William Edward (1790 - 1855)

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


Sir William Parry was involved in Arctic exploration in 1818-1828 and was Acting Hydrographer for the British Admiralty in 1825-1829. 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


  • 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, 9 (1923). Details


McCarthy, G.J.