1831-1840

Aboard the “Forth” sailing to England

Aboard the “Forth” sailing to England

Sometime around 18th June 1831 Allan Cunningham was aboard the “Forth” sailing to England. A brig, “Three Sisters”, outward bound from Bahia crossed their path. The ship had sailed from Bahia to Guernsey, laden with sugar. From her captain and one of her passengers, who were invited on board, they received a long account of the revolution that had taken place in Brazil, and of the abdication of Don Pedro.…

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Sydney News: The death of Charles Fraser, Colonial Botanist

Sydney News: The death of Charles Fraser, Colonial Botanist

On this day, 22nd December 1831, Charles Fraser, 1788 – 1831, ((Learn more about Charles Falser, Colonial Botanist of New South Wales at Wikipedia, plus The Australian Dictionary of Biography has an interesting entry about Mr Fraser)) the Colonial Botanist, working in Port Jackson, died. Charles was a founder of the Botanic Gardens in Sydney and took part in many exploratory expeditions including several in the company of Allan Cunningham and contributed an enormous amount of knowledge to the science of botany. The death of this man would result in Allan’s brother Richard coming to Australia to take up the role of Colonial Botanist and only a few years later, after Richard’s unfortunate violent death in 1835, Allan would return to Australia in 1837 to become the Colonial Botanist.…

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