Allan Cunningham - Warwick, QLD

Allan Cunningham

Allan Cunningham (1791 to 1839) was an English botanist and explorer, primarily known for his travels in New South Wales to collect plants.

Arriving in New South Wales in 1820 Allan Cunningham set out on his first expedition in 1823 discovering Pandora's Pass across Liverpool Range. Later that year Cunningham set out from the upper Hunter River to explore inside the Great Dividing Range, discovering the Darling Downs in 1827 and exploring the shores of Moreton Bay. Cunningham's most remembered achievement was his 1828 journey setting off from Brisbane and traversing the Logan River and discovering the famous gap named after him through the Glass House Mountains near Warwick.

He died in Sydney on 27 June 1839. His grave lies in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

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Location

Cunningham Hwy
Warwick, QLD, 4370