Tag: 1824

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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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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2nd January 1824 – Dumont D’Urville and Rene Lesson visit the colony

Around this day, 2nd January 1824, Frenchman Dumont D’Urville, botanist and Rene P lesson, naturalist visit the colony.

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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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