5th December 1823 – near Richmond

1823-12-05On this day, 5th December 1823, Allan Cunningham was camped near Richmond. He arrived back in Parramatta five days later.

Allan Cunningham wrote in his journal: At 3 P.M., we had descended the range easterly through the forest to the spot whereon we had first encamped upon quitting Richmond, and where we again pitched our tents, intending to remain there a day should my horses require further rest. [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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