Tag: 1820

20th December 1820 – the lamented demise of Sir Joseph Banks

Around this day, 20th December 1820, after arriving back from a recent voyage with Phillip Parker King, Allan Cunningham received sad news, the lamented demise of Sir Joseph Banks, he had died on 19th June 1820.

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19th December 1820 – return to Port Jackson at the end of King’s third voyage

On this day, 19th December 1820, Allan Cunningham arrived back in Port Jackson having sailed from Port Nelson, bringing to an end the third marine survey voyage with Phillip Parker King on HMS Mermaid.

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9th October 1820 – departs Careening Bay, Port Nelson after repairs to “The Mermaid”

On this day, 9th October 1820, after being delayed by the need to repair HMS Mermaid, Allan Cunningham departed from Careening Bay, Port Nelson under the command of Phillip Parker King, headed for Port Jackson

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20th September 1820 – departs Port Frederick Harbour

On this day, 20th September 1820, Allan Cunningham departed Port Frederick Harbour, having sailed around Montague Sound, York Sound and Port Frederick Harbour between 5th September and 20th September 1820, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.

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1st September 1820 – a visit to Bat Island and Brunswick Bay

Around this day, 1st September 1820, Allan Cunningham explored Bat island and Brunswick Bay

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26th August 1820 – a visits to Sim’s Island

On this day, 26th August 1820, Allan Cunningham lands on an island, later to be named as Sim’s Island, at his request, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.

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21st August 1820 – a visit to Goulburn Island

On this day, 21st August 1820, Allan Cunningham visited South Goulburn Island, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.

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5th August 1820 – at sea, travelling between Lizard Island to Cairncross Island

On this day, 5th August 1820, Allan Cunningham was at sea, travelling between Lizard Island to Cairncross Island, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.

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27th July 1820 – anchored in Endeavour River

On this day 27th July 1820, Allan Cunningham was aboard The Mermaid, anchored off a beach on the Endeavour River, just near the spot where Captain Cook had anchored some years before.

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20th July 1820 – a visit to Port Bowen

On this day, 20th July 1820, Allan Cunningham visited Port Bowen, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.

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19th June 1820 – Sir Joseph Banks dies

On this day, 19th June 1820, While Allan Cunningham was on a voyage with Phillip Parker King, his patron and mentor Sir Joseph Banks dies.

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15th June 1820 – departs Port Jackson on his third circumnavigation with Phillip Parker King

Allan Cunningham departs northward from Port Jackson on 15th June 1820 accompanying Phillip Parker King on his third circumnavigation to survey coastal Australia onboard HMS Mermaid. They are away five months between 15th June to 9th December 1820

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1st March 1820 – escorting Russian Scientists across the Blue Mountains

Sometime in March 1820 Allan Cunningham accompanied Leut. Lawson, Fedor Shtein the Russian naturalist and the artist Emel’yan Korneyev to the Blue Mountains. The Russians were part of the famous Bellingshausen expedition.

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