20th July 1820
On this day, 20th July 1820, Allan Cunningham visited Port Bowen, when he accompanied Phillip Parker King on his third survey of the Australian coast.
Robert Heward wrote: Their course was up the east coast, and the first place they touched at was Port Bowen. 1ROBERT HEWARD’S BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF ALLAN CUNNINGHAM
- Source: Robert Heward’s Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham, page 254