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:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Good to know! TFS!

Margaret D said...

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

Imogen said...

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

Jax said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I learned something new today!

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Sure be a great place to visit one day

Christine said...

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

Christine said...

Evolution

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Australia is on my bucket list.

NanaDiana said...

Love your facts!

Julie Ann Lozada said...

nice to know this...

It’s a GIRL Thing

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

I'd like to visit Australia some day.

Kati said...

Good to know!

Have a fantastic day,
-Kati

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A great place to visit

Kay said...

Ahhh... so it is well named.