5th August 1820 – at sea, travelling between Lizard Island to Cairncross Island
On this day, 5th August 1820, Allan Cunningham was at sea, travelling between Lizard Island to Cairncross Island, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.
Robert Heward wrote: On 5th of August they took leave of Endeavour River, and anchored the following day at Lizard Island, where Mr Cunningham took advantage of the detention of the vessel, and made such a collection as the island and his limited [p258] time allowed. [Ref 1]
Heward, Robert. “A Biographical Sketch of the Late Allan Cunningham.” The Journal of Botany Volume IV and Volume I (1842) p257 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)