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Biographical entry Cunningham, Richard (1793 - 1835)

Born
12 February 1793
Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Died
15 March 1835
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Botanist

Summary

Richard Cunningham was Superintendent of Sydney Botanic Garden and Colonial Botanist 1832-35. He visited New Zealand in 1833-34 and was killed while on T.L. Mitchell's 1835 expedition to ascertain the course of the Darling River.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Richard Cunningham - Records, 1835; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Lucas, A. M., 'Richard Cunnigham, 1793-1835', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Parsons, Vivenne, 'Cunningham, Richard (1793-1835), botanist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 268-269. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010257b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Froggatt, Walter W., 'The Curators and Botanists of the Botanic Gardens, Sydney.', Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. xviii, III, 1932, pp. 101-133. Details
  • Maiden, J.H., 'Records of Australian Botanists - (a) General, (b) New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. xlii, 1908, pp. 60-132. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.