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Allan Cunningham was a botanist, sent by Joseph Banks to New South Wales in 1816 to collect plants.
Cunningham, whose name was given to a species of pine tree (Araucaria Cunninghamii), in 1819 assisted Philip Parker King in his survey of the Queensland coastline. In September 1824 he accompanied John Oxley to Moreton Bay and surveyed the Brisbane River to the head of boat navigation.
The pastoral industry was rapidly expanding and men wondered what lay north of the Liverpool Plains (NSW) and west of Brisbane, so the government sent Cunningham to find the answer. Leaving Segenhoe in the Hunter River valley (N.S.W.)he discovered a vast area of excellent land which he named the Darling Downs in honour of the Governor.
A year later, he went to Brisbane and, after one unsuccessful attempt, discovered a way from Brisbane to the Darling Downs through Cunningham's Gap.
This vantage point at S27 49.335 E152 34.996 was used by Cunningham in 1827. Suggest you take in the views and then seek the cache.
For a Sunday drive with more great views continue along this Road to Rosevale and come back out at Aratula.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum