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Biographical entry King, Philip Gidley (1758 - 1808)

Born
23 April 1758
Launceston, Cornwall, England
Died
3 September 1808
England
Occupation
Science patron and Governor

Summary

Philip Gidley King established the settlement at Norfolk Island in 1787 and was lieutenant-governor from 1789. He was Governor of the colony of New South Wales 1800-1806 during which time he promoted exploration and the collection of botanical specimens for Joseph Banks.

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Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • New South Wales Colonial Secretary's Office - Records, 1799 - c. 1930, ML MSS 681; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Philip Gidley King - Records, October 1802 - January 1808, ML MSS 582; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 9; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Conference Papers

  • King, P.A., ''To Stock and Settle': the Journal of Philip Gidley King, R.N.', in Covacevich, Jeanette, Pearn, John, Case, Donna, Chapple, Ian and Phillips, Gael (eds), History, Heritage and Health: Proceedings of the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of the History of Medicine, Norfolk Island, 2-9 July, 1995, Society of the History of Medicine, Brisbane, 1996, pp. 65-68. Details

Edited Books

  • Fornasiero, Jean (ed.), Reflections of a philosophical voyager: Nicolas Baudin letter to Philip Gidley King, 24 December 1802, Friends of the State Library of South Australia Inc, Adelaide, 2016, 46 pp. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.