Phillip Parker King i(4 works by)
Born: Established: 1791 Norfolk Island, Australian External Territories, ; Died: Ceased: 1856
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Phillip Parker King was the son of Philip Gidley King, lieutenant-governor of Norfolk Island. He was a nautical surveyor and explored the north-western coast of Australia. He wrote about his experience in Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia (1826). In 1932 he returned to the colony as a landowner and later became resident commissioner of the Australian Agricultural Company. (Source: Oxford Companion to Australian Literature)

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