Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, and stands confidently in the storms of spring, not afraid that afterward summer may not come.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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Artuccino is proud to host The Allan Cunningham Project
Australian Colonial History is one of the many interests we have here at Artuccino. Along with our book blogging we host a comprehensive historical resource dedicated to the history of Allan Cunningham Botanist Explorer 1791-1839, we call it The Allan Cunningham Project
Allan Cunningham Botanist Explorer 1791-1839 Pen and Ink Drawing by Phillip Parker King National Library of Australia Collection
When seeking to understand the colonial past of Australia, Allan Cunningham’s story is one to experience. As you travel through it you will discover that he was a person who knew many of the characters who populated the Australian colony in its early days. As you get to know him you will also meet them. He participated in many of the events that shaped his world, most importantly for us, he saw the pristine Australian wilderness in its natural state and wrote about it, leaving a treasure trove of information for those that followed and cared to know what it looked like and what grew there.