Tag: 1822

26th November 1822 – the horses are lost

On this day, 26th November 1822. William Lawson arrives at Allan Cunningham’s camp and is told how the horses bolted after an accidental fire frightened them.

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1st August 1822 – exploring and collecting in The Illawarra

Around this time, 1st August 1822, Allan Cunningham was exploring and collecting in The Illawarra region south of Sydney.

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8th July 1822 – Percy Bysshe Shelley drowns

On this day, 8th July 1822, less than a month before his 30th birthday, Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned in a sudden storm while sailing back from Leghorn (Livorno) to Lerici in his schooner, Don Juan.

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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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9th February 1822 – a narrow escape at Cygnet Bay

On this day, 9th February 1822, Mr Cunningham had a narrow escape.

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26th January 1822 – anchored off Dirk Hartog Island

From 20th January to 26th January 1822 “The Bathurst” was anchored off Dirk Hartog’s island.

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13th January 1822 – anchored off Bathurst Island

On this day, 13th January 1822, the “Bathurst”, with Allan Cunningham on board, was anchored off Bathurst Island.

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1st January 1822 – anchored in King George’s Sound

Around this day, 1st January 1822 the “Bathurst” with Allan Cunningham on board was anchored in King George’s Sound. They’d been there since 23rd December 1821. Mr Cunningham had only just recovered from a debilitating illness and was filled with enthusiasm and gratitude for feeling well again.

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