About Us

The Allan Cunningham Project Team is made up of

  • Diane Challenor Editor, Historian, Researcher, Webmaster and Web Designer
  • John Challenor Photographer, Research Assistant and editorial contributor.

The Allan Cunningham Project is dedicated to the history of Allan Cunningham Botanist Explorer 1791-1839.  The Project commenced around 2005 and is ongoing with new information added often, website enhancements made, new articles written and Time Line Journal entries added and refined.

Luckily our website is archived by TROVE – Pandora on behalf of the National Library of Australia.  After years of research it is good to know that our work will not be lost.

Our website uses the wonderful technology from WordPress and CyberChimps’ Theme “Responsive”. We are very grateful for their templates and support systems.

We are also very grateful to Wikipedia, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Project Gutenberg Australia and Google Earth for their links giving a depth of information about people and places.

CONTACT US If you would like to contribute to The Allan Cunningham Project, you are very welcome.  Contact us, give us a bit of feed back about your visit to our website and point us in the direction of more information that will enhance our collection of items related to Mr Cunningham’s life.

The Allan Cunningham Project includes the following:

  • ARTICLES
    A series of articles recording a journey gaining knowledge of the botanist explorer, Allan Cunningham.
  • TIME LINE JOURNAL
    We’ve pieced together a journal which includes extracts from Allan Cunningham’s original journal and other related historical facts from several sources
  • LIBRARY
    Our library contains several books, manuscripts and magazines written by and about Allan Cunningham. Our Library includes the following:

  • THE ALLAN CUNNINGHAM PLANT INDEX.
    An index of the plants mentioned in Robert Heward’s 1842 Biographical Sketch and Ida Lee’s “Early Explorers in Australia”.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    A list of books, journals, articles and documents upon which Allan Cunningham’s story is based.
  • GALLERY OF IMAGES
    A gallery of images from our articles

Come with us on this journey, let’s find out what Allan Cunningham achieved and why he dedicated his life to science?