Monday, February 23, 2015

Fact of the Day: Darwin City

The city of Darwin, Australia is named after Charles Darwin. The name originally came from a port that was named in Darwin's honor by his former shipmate on the HMS Beagle, John Clements Wickham. There was a nearby settlement named Palmerston which was renamed Darwin in 1911. 

17 comments:

  1. I knew this :) Have been to Darwin for a holiday, going back again in our winter for a short time.

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  2. Yay a post about Australia... This sounds familiar from history classes at school but I had forgotten it mostly.

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  3. That's interesting. I would love to go to Australia one day. :)

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  4. I wish I could visit Australia at least once in my life. Beautiful places. Kisses:)

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  5. Sure be a great place to visit one day

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  6. He is famous for his studies in th Galapogos Islands too. And his theory of evolu

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  7. And here I'm just more fascinated by the HMS Beagle. Did it have big floppy ears and stumpy legs?

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  8. I'd like to visit Australia some day.

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  9. Good to know!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  10. Ahhh... so it is well named.

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