Sydney News: Richard Cunningham arrives

5th January 1833

Richard Cunningham Botanist
A portrait of Richard Cunningham from the Mitchell Library Collection. Phillip Parker King – album of drawings and engravings, 1802-1902. Call No: PXC 767 1

On this day, 5th January 1833, Richard Cunningham, Allan Cunningham’s younger brother, arrived in Sydney on the convict ship Mary III, to take up his post as the Colonial Botanist. 2

  1. Mitchell Library Collection – Portrait of Richard Cunningham[]
  2. Jen Willetts’ Free Settler or Felon[]