Category: Exploring and Collecting in New South Wales

18th May 1827 – exploring Mille Creek

On Friday 18th May 1827 Allan Cunningham and his team camped near Mille Creek on the property known as “Calamoondah”.

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16th May 1827 – exploring Barraba Creek

Allan Cunningham and his men camped near a rocky creek [Barraba Creek]

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13th May 1827 – exploring the Namoi River

On the 13th May 1827 Allan Cunningham and his men camped near the Mitchell (Namoi) River.

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1st July 1826 – exploring the Cox’s River and The Illawarra

From 1st Feburary to 1st July 1826 Allan Cunningham was exploring and collecting in the vicinity of the Cox’s River and the Illawarra district.

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1st December 1825 – return to Parramatta to recuperate

From 10th October to 1st December 1825 – Allan Cunningham botanised and explored in the area between the Wellington Valley and the headwaters of the Cudgegong River. He became ill while on this journey. When he returned to Parramatta he recuperated for a couple of months.

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14th October 1825 – exploring near Glenroy

Around this day, 14th October 1825, Allan Cunningham rested his horses at Glenroy, north-west of Bathurst, where there was an abundance of grass. They had “fared badly in respect to green feed on the mountains”. Glenroy was a favourite camping ground for the Botanist. He visited Glenroy several times in the past.

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17th June 1825 – Northwest expedition to the Liverpool Plains

During the winter months of 1825, (from April to June,) another expedition was undertaken to the northwest.

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12th April 1825 travelled to William Powditch’s property

On this day, 12th April 1825, Allan Cunningham travelled to William Powditch’s property in the Hunter Valley.

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1st August 1824 – a visit to The Illawarra

From 1st July to 1st August 1824 Allan Cunningham explored and collected in The Illawarra area.

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1st May 1824 – Return from Monaro Country

On this day, 1st May 1824, Allan Cunningham and his people returned to Parramatta after a tour to the southward of the colony, through the counties of Camden and Argyle; he also visited Lakes George and Bathurst, the head waters of the Morrumbidgee, Brisbane Downs (the Monaroo of the aborigines), Marley’s Plains and the Shoalhaven gullies.

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15th April 1824 – Exploring in the Monaro District

“On 15th April 1824 Allan Cunningham crossed the Tuggeranong valley where he noted the hoof marks left behind in the wet ground by [Captain] Currie’s party. He found the Murrumbidgee at its normal autumn level and was able to cross near Tharwa. The following day he passed Mt Tennant (which he named Mt Currie) and the Gudgenby River. He described the area as a ‘fine tract of country’.”

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22nd March 1824 – Excusion to the Monaro Country

At the latter end of March, Mr Cunningham started with his people on a tour to the southward of the colony, through the counties of Camden and Argyle; he also visited Lakes George and Bathurst, the head waters of the Morrumbidgee, Brisbane Downs (the Monaroo of the aborigines), Marley’s Plains and the Shoalhaven gullies.

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1st January 1824 – collecting plants near Bathurst

Around this day, 1st January 1824 Allan Cunningham was near Bathurst.

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29th December 1823 – encamped at Mount Tomah

On this day, 29th December 1823, Allan Cunningham was camped in the vicinity of Mount Tomah.

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5th December 1823 – near Richmond

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

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2nd December 1823 – collecting orchids at Mount Tomah

On this day, 2nd December 1823, Allan Cunningham was collecting orchids at Mount Tomah.

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1st December 1823 – returned to Mount Tomah

On this day, 1st December 1823, Allan Cunningham returned to Mount Tomah eighteen miles from the Cox’s River.

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26th November 1823 – near Archibald Bell’s farm

On this day, 26th November 1823, Allan Cunningham was in the vicinity of “a more practicable pass discovered through the Blue Mountains by Archibald Bell in September”

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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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27th June 1823 – near Bathurst

On this day, 27th June 1823, Allan Cunningham was near Bathurst on his return journey from discovering Pandora’s Pass.

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