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Mitchell Kilgour Beveridge Mitchell Kilgour Beveridge i(A10870 works by)
Also writes as: M. K. Beveridge ; N'gurmby Cootchal
Born: Established: 1831
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 24 Sep 1919 Malvern, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1839
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BiographyHistory

Mitchell Kilgour Beveridge ‘arrived in Victoria towards the end of 1839 with his parents and five brothers. The party landed on a jetty on the north bank of the Yarra, almost opposite where King Street joins Flinders Street.’ Early the following year, the family moved to Mercer’s Vale (later named Beveridge) ‘to form a cattle station’.

In 1845, two of Beveridge’s brothers travelled to north-west Victoria and established a sheep farm at Tyntynder, just north of Swan Hill. (One of the brothers, Andrew, was killed there by Aborigines.) Two years later, the rest of the family moved to Tyntynder.

Beveridge became a justice of the peace and was heavily involved with the Freemasons. He was a newspaper proprietor, and prose and verse writer. Beveridge’s collection of poems, Gatherings among the Gum-Trees, was published in 1863.

Source: ‘Personal.’ The Argus 25 September 1919: 6

Sighted: 17 September 2013

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Notes

  • Founder/editor of The Kilmore Advertiser.

  • Archives: Beveridge, Mitchell Kilgour, 1831-1919 (author) Papers. Australia. (3 v. bound and unbound, original ms. and ms. copy.) Held at Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Royal Historical Society of Victoria Library. MS 000265; Box 104/5

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