13th June 1821
Around this day 13th June 1821, HMS Bathurst weighed anchored off the Percy Isles.
The first place touched at on this their fourth voyage, was one of the Percy isles, the summits of which were crowned with stunted Araucaria (Araucaria Cunninghamii); the plants generally were the same as those collected two years previously on one of the other islands of the same group. 1
A note from The Allan Cunningham Team: This 1821 voyage was actually their 5th voyage surveying the Australian coast, however the trip to Tasmania is often not counted as a voyage by historians.
- Source: Robert Heward’s Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham, page 268.