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 ((Mitchell Library Collection – Portrait of Richard Cunningham))

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. ((Jen Willetts’ Free Settler or Felon))