11th May 1819
On this day, 11st May 1819 Allan Cunningham visits Port Macquarie, Hastings River while accompanying Phillip Parker King on his second circumnavigation to survey coastal Australia onboard HMS Mermaid.
Robert Heward wrote:
On the 8th, Captain King sailed from Port Jackson. Port Macquarie on the east coast was the first place they put in at ((Source: Robert Heward’s Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham Page 248))ROBERT HEWARD’S BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF ALLAN CUNNINGHAM