13th June 1821- weighted anchor off the Percy Isles

1821-06-13Around this day 13th June 1821, HMS Bathurst weighed anchored off the Percy Isles.

The first place touched at on this their fourth voyage, was one of the Percy isles, the summits of which were crowned with stunted Araucaria (Araucaria Cunninghamii); the plants generally were the same as those collected two years previously on one of the other islands of the same group.  [Ref 1]   [This 1821 voyage was actually their 5th voyage surveying the Australian coast, however the trip to Tasmania is often not counted as a voyage by historians.]

araucaria-cunninghamii-hoop-pine

ARAUCARIA CUNNINGHAMII (HOOP PINE)


Reference 1:
Heward, Robert. “A Biographical Sketch of the Late Allan Cunningham.”
The Journal of Botany Volume IV and Volume I (1842) p268 Print.

Robert Heward’s 1842 Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham is now out of copyright and was originally published in three parts: Part One appeared in The Journal of Botany Volume IV, printed in London 1842; and Part Two and Three appeared in The London Journal of Botany Volume I, also printed in 1842.  These volumes can be located at the libraries of the University of New South Wales Library, in Sydney and the National Library of Australia Library, in Canberra (Ref: FRM F3424)


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