Tag: Port Jackson

On this day, 12th February 1837, Allan Cunningham arrived in Port Jackson aboard the “Norfolk” to take up his post as Colonial Botanist.

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While Allan Cunningham is in England, Charles Darwin ends his visit to Sydney and departs aboard “The Beagle” 30th January 1836.

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While Allan Cunningham is in England, Charles Darwin arrived in Sydney aboard “The Beagle” on 12th January 1836

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Governor Darling sailed from Sydney for the UK with his wife and children in the “Hooghley” on 22 October.

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While Allan Cunningham sailed toward England, on this day, 31st March 1831, the first steamboat in Australia, Surprise, was launched at Neutral Bay.

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

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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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On this day, 26th May 1821, Allan Cunningham, after various delays, departed Port Jackson on HMS Bathurst under the command of Phillip Parker King and in company with another ship, the “Dick” .

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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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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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