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25th February 1831 – Allan departs for England on the “Forth”

On this Day, 25th February 1831, Allan Cunningham sailed homeward to Portsmouth in England from Port Jackson on the “Forth” after collecting botanical specimens and exploring the Australian wilderness for 15 years.

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16th November 1827 – Cunningham’s house comes close to destruction

On this day, 16th November 1827, The Australian newspaper reported that the house of Allan Cunningham’s neighbour Mr Gooch, in Marsden Street, burned down. Mr Cunningham’s house, on the westside, adjoining the ruined house, was in danger but was saved by his neighbours, Messrs Walker, Moore, White and Smith. This news was also reported in The sydney Gazette on 16th November 1827.

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