31st March 1823 – travelling from Parramatta toward Bathurst

1823-03-31On this day, 31st March 1823, left Parramatta heading toward Bathurst

On the 31st March, the party, which consisted of Mr Cunningham and five men, and five heavily laden pack-horses with provisions for ten weeks left Parramatta for Bathurst, where they arrived on the 5th of April, and on the 15th, they took their departure from that station for the ultimate object of their journey, that is, the finding a practicable passage through the mountains … [Ref 1]


Reference 1:
Heward, Robert. “A Biographical Sketch of the Late Allan Cunningham.” The Journal of Botany Volume IV IV (1842): 231-92. 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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