Tag: New South Wales

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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29th December 1823 – encamped at Mount Tomah

On this day, 29th December 1823, Allan Cunningham was camped in the vicinity of Mount Tomah.

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2nd December 1823 – collecting orchids at Mount Tomah

On this day, 2nd December 1823, Allan Cunningham was collecting orchids at Mount Tomah.

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1st December 1823 – returned to Mount Tomah

On this day, 1st December 1823, Allan Cunningham returned to Mount Tomah eighteen miles from the Cox’s River.

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26th November 1823 – near Archibald Bell’s farm

On this day, 26th November 1823, Allan Cunningham was in the vicinity of “a more practicable pass discovered through the Blue Mountains by Archibald Bell in September”

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21st July 1823 – return to Parramatta

On this day, 21st July 1823, Allan Cunningham returned to his home in Parramatta, from his successful journey to Pandoras Pass, to rest, organise his plants and write up his notes.

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27th June 1823 – near Bathurst

On this day, 27th June 1823, Allan Cunningham was near Bathurst on his return journey from discovering Pandora’s Pass.

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31st March 1823 – travelling from Parramatta toward Bathurst

On this day, 31st March 1823, left Parramatta heading toward Bathurst

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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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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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