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The tomb of Phillip Parker King (1791-1856)

Years ago Phillip Parker King stood on a hill near his property Dunheved. I imagine he felt very pleased with himself, his success and the building project that was about to take place. A small church was about to be built on the hill, a church that would fulfill the wish of his mother, Anna Josepha King. The land had been set aside some time ago and now, at long last, building had commenced. The resulting church was named, Church of St Mary Magdalene, consecrated in April 1840. It still stands today in a suburb of Sydney, St Marys, on South Creek near Parramatta.

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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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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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3rd September 1817 – Phillip Parker King arrives in the colony

On this day, 3rd September 1817, a few days prior to Allan Cunningham arriving back from his journey up the Lachlan River, Lieutenant Phillip Parker King RN, son of the former Governor of NSW, Philip Gidley King, arrived in Port Jackson aboard the “Dick”. He was accompanied by his wife Harriet and two midshipmen, John Septimus Roe and Frederick Bedwell.

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13th February 1817 – the King family depart England heading for Port Jackson

On this day, the “Dick” departed Gravesend on 13th February 1817. On board were Phillip Parker King of the Royal Navy, Midshipment John Septimus Roe and Frederick Bedwell. They were sent by the British Admiralty and the Colonial Office to survey the coastline of Australia. They will be joined by Allan Cunningham, the King’s Botanical Collector, later that year just before they depart on the Mermaid to circumnavigate Australia for the first time.

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