Category: Ships

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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31st August 1833 – convict ship, “Amphitrite”, sank off the coast of France

On this day, while Allan Cunningham was in England, 31st August 1833, a ship, Amphitrite, carrying convicts sank. Allan Cunningham would have read the news from the comfort of his home in Strand-on-the-Green or when he visited his favourite coffee house in London.

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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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18th June 1831 – Allan Cunningham at sea on the “Forth”

Sometime around 18th June 1831 Allan Cunningham was aboard the “Forth” sailing to England. A brig, “Three Sisters”, outward bound from Bahia crossed their path. The ship had sailed from Bahia to Guernsey, laden with sugar. From her captain and one of her passengers, who were invited on board, they received a long account of the revolution that had taken place in Brazil, and of the abdication of Don Pedro.

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9th June 1831 – At sea aboard the “Forth”

On this day, 9th June 1831, Allan Cunningham was at sea aboard the “Forth” heading for England. A ship, the “Royal Admiral”, outward bound from Port Jackson, sailed into view. Light winds kept them together several days, and visits were occasionally paid to and from both vessels until the wind picked up and they continued on their way.

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14th April 1831 – at sea off the coast of Cape Horn

On this day, 14th April 1831, Allan Cunningham was onboard the “Forth” sailing for England and off the coast of Cape Horn.

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31st March 1831 – Steamship SS Surprise launched at Neutral Bay

While Allan Cunningham sailed toward England, on this day, 31st March 1831, the first steamboat in Australia, Surprise, was launched at Neutral Bay.

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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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20th January 1827 – arrived back from New Zealand

On this day 20th January 1827 Allan Cunningham arrived back from New Zealand aboard the “Herald”, he’d been gone five months.

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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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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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