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Beveridge, Peter (1829 - 1885)

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Anthropologist and Pastoralist
Born: 24 June 1829  Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.  Died: 4 October 1885  Woodburn, Victoria, Australia.
Peter Beveridge established cattle and sheep stations on the Murray, where he stayed 1845-68. He wrote many articles on the customs, dialects and myths of the Aboriginals of the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Darling areas.

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Born Fife, Scotland, 24 June 1829. Died Kilmore, 4 October 1885. Arrived Port Phillip 1839; Established Tyntynder station, ten miles down the Murray from the site of Swan Hill, with his older brother Andrew 1845; took up Piangil, about fifteen miles beyond Tyntynder 1846; stayed on the stations until 1868. Read a paper on aboriginal ovens to the London Anthropological Society 1869. Wrote "The Aborigines of Victoria and Riverina as Seen by Peter Beveridge" (1889).
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