Mr Cunningham returns to Parramatta

4th January 1823

On this day, 4th January 1823, Allan Cunningham returned to Parramatta after completed an Expedition to the Cudgegong River which commenced on 27th September 1822

Robert Heward wrote: Mr Cunningham now contemplated a much more extended journey: the observations made in his late tour afforded him considerable hopes of penetrating from Bathurst, northerly, towards the then but little known Liverpool plains, and of opening a communication with that district, which would be the means of giving to the rapid tide of emigrants that were now flocking to New South Wales, a new and untrodden [p278] country for them to exert their agricultural abilities upon. ((Source: Robert Heward’s Biographical Sketch of Allan Cunningham))