Tag: 1825

Tracking and Mapping the Explorers
by John Whitehead

When studying the coming and goings of geographical explorers you need a map, a very precise, detailed readable map along with clear geographic reference points. A map that shows where the explorers walked, where they camped, what they observed and what they reported in their journals. John Whitehead understood this when he walked in the footsteps of the explorers. He has taken the time to share his experience by recording geographic locations, providing maps and photos of a landscape that in some places still remains visually similar to what the explorers saw. Using the explorers’ original maps and journals, John found where they had been and with respect and dedication stood where these intrepid explorers once stood. His books are indispensable for those who take the time to walk in the footsteps of our early colonial adventurers.

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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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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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