Category: Arrivals and Departures

13th October 1838 – Allan returns to Port Jackson from New Zealand

On this day, 13th October 1838, Allan Cunningham returned to Port Jackson from the Bay of Islands New Zealand, he was very ill.

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15th April 1838 – Allan departs from Port Jackson heading for New Zealand

On this day, 15th April 1838, Allan Cunningham departed from Port Jackson and a sailed to New Zealand aboard the French corvette L’Heroine

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12th February 1837 – arrival in Port Jackson aboard the “Norfolk”

On this day, 12th February 1837, Allan Cunningham arrived in Port Jackson aboard the “Norfolk” to take up his post as Colonial Botanist.

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30th October 1836 – Departure from England aboard the “Norfolk”

On this day, 30th October 1836, Allan Cunningham departed England on the “Norfolk”

30th January 1836 – Charles Darwin Leaves Sydney

While Allan Cunningham is in England, Charles Darwin ends his visit to Sydney and departs aboard “The Beagle” 30th January 1836.

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12th January 1836 – Charles Darwin arrives in Sydney

While Allan Cunningham is in England, Charles Darwin arrived in Sydney aboard “The Beagle” on 12th January 1836

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5th January 1833 – Richard Cunningham arrives on the “Mary III”

On this day, 5th January 1833, Richard Cunningham, Allan’s brother, arrived in Sydney on the convict ship Mary III, to take up his post as the Colonial Botanist.

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30th March 1832 – James Holman departs on the Strathfieldsaye

On this day, 30th March 1832, James Holman (known as the blind traveller) departed Sydney on the Strathfieldsaye

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22nd October 1831 – Gov Darling leaves the colony

Governor Darling sailed from Sydney for the UK with his wife and children in the “Hooghley” on 22 October.

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25th February 1831 – Allan departs for England on the “Forth”

On this Day, 25th February 1831, Allan Cunningham sailed homeward to Portsmouth in England from Port Jackson on the “Forth” after collecting botanical specimens and exploring the Australian wilderness for 15 years.

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29th December 1826 – Departed New Zealand on the “Herald”

On this day 29th December 1826 Allan Cunningham departed New Zealand aboard the schooner “Herald”, he’d been exploring and collecting for five months.

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3rd January 1826 – Alexander Macleay arrives in the colony

While Allan Cunningham was at his home in Parramatta recuperating from his trip to the Wellington Valley, Alexander Macleay arrived in Port Jackson, aboard the convict ship Marquis of Hastings, with his wife and six daughters, to take up the role of Colonial Secretary of New South Wales.

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17th December 1825 – Lieut-General Darling arrives in the Colony

While Allan Cunningham was away from Parramatta, exploring and collecting in the vicinity between the Wellington Valley and the Cudgegong headwaters, a change of Governors took place back in Sydney.

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14th October 1824 – returned to Sydney from Morton Bay

On this day, 14th October 1824, Allan Cunningham returned to Parramatta from Morton Bay. From 1st September to 14th October 1824 he’d been on an excursion to Moreton Bay exploring and collecting plants.

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21st July 1823 – return to Parramatta

On this day, 21st July 1823, Allan Cunningham returned to his home in Parramatta, from his successful journey to Pandoras Pass, to rest, organise his plants and write up his notes.

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31st March 1823 – travelling from Parramatta toward Bathurst

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

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4th January 1823 – return to Parramatta

On this day, 4th January 1823, Allan Cunningham returned to Parramatta after completed an Expedition to the Cudgegong River which commenced on 27th September 1822

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25th April 1822 – the termination of four years of voyages

On this day, 25th April 1822, marked the termination of Mr Cunningham’s four years of voyages with Captain Phillip Parker King

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25 April 1822 – return from King’s fourth Australian coastal survey

From 26 May 1821 to 25 April 1822 – King’s fourth Australian coastal survey:Northward From Port Jackson aboard HMS “Bathurst”

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12th January 1820 – returns to Port Jackson at the end of his second circumnavigation

Allan Cunningham returns to Port Jackson on 12th January 1820 after accompanying Phillip Parker King on his second circumnavigation to survey coastal Australia onboard HMS Mermaid.