20th November 1818 – returns to Parramatta from The Illawarra

On this day, 20th November 1818, Allan Cunningham returns to Parramatta at the end of his journey to the Illawarra District.

Robert Heward wrote: Mr Cunningham undertook a journey to the Illawarra, or Five Island District; a portion of Australia remarkable for the almost tropical character and luxuriance of its vegetation. [1]



Reference 1: Robert Heward’s Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham Page 246

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