The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Kyte, Ambrose

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Kyte, Ambrose, was an early resident of Melbourne, Vict., who in Sept. 1858 offered a sum of £1000 towards the expenses of an exploring expedition to cross the Australian continent from south to north. This led to the despatch of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in August 1860. In 1861 he stood for East Melbourne as a candidate for the Legislative Assembly, and defeated Mr. Edward Langton, who in 1866 worsted him in a contest for the same constituency. Mr. Kyte died in 1868.