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Geography: Darwin's proximity to South East Asia makes it a link between Australia and countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, extends southerly across central Australia through Tennant Creek and Alice Springs, concluding in Port Augusta, South Australia. The city is built upon a low bluff overlooking the harbour. Its suburbs begin at Lee Point in the north and stretch to Berrimah in the east. Past Berrimah, the Stuart Highway goes on to Darwin's satellite city Palmerston and its suburbs.

The greater Darwin area is the ancestral home of the Larrakia people. On 9 September 1839, HMS Beagle sailed into Darwin harbour during its survey of the area. John Clements Wickham named the region "Port Darwin" in honour of their former shipmate Charles Darwin, who had sailed with them on the ship's previous voyage which ended in October 1836. The settlement there became the town of Palmerston in 1869, but it was renamed Darwin in 1911. The city has been almost entirely rebuilt four times, following devastation caused by the 1897 cyclone, the 1937 cyclone, Japanese air raids during World War II, and Cyclone Tracy in 1974.

Date of foundation: 1869

History:

Population: 145 916

Sights:

Darwin. Chinatown - Cavanagh Street, 1900
Chinatown - Cavanagh Street, 1900
Darwin. Chinatown - Horse and dray on the street, 1900
Chinatown - Horse and dray on the street, 1900
Darwin. Chinatown - Main street, 1905
Chinatown - Main street, 1905
Darwin. Chinatown - View to street, 1920
Chinatown - View to street, 1920
Darwin. Bennett Street, 1890
Bennett Street, 1890
Darwin. Commercial Bank on Bennett Street, 1900
Commercial Bank on Bennett Street, 1900
Darwin. Commercial Bank on corner of Smith and Bennett streets, 1887
Commercial Bank on corner of Smith and Bennett streets, 1887
Darwin. Commercial Hotel in Mitchell Street
Commercial Hotel in Mitchell Street and the first hotel to be built in Palmerston, 1876
Darwin. Daly Street bridge, 1911
Daly Street bridge, 1911
Darwin. Government House, 1900
Government House, 1900
Darwin. Main camp at Port Darwin, tents, 1870
Main camp at Port Darwin, tents, 1870
Darwin. Main camp at Port Darwin, tents, buildings and in the centre the stables, 1870
Main camp at Port Darwin, tents, buildings and in the centre the stables, 1870
Darwin. Hospital, 1876
Hospital, 1876
Darwin. Masonic Lodge, 1894
Masonic Lodge, 1894
Darwin. New school building, 1911
New school building, 1911
Darwin. Railway station at Port Darwin, 1914
Railway station at Port Darwin, 1914
Darwin. Palmerston, later Darwin - Harbour, circa 1908
Palmerston, later Darwin - Harbour, circa 1908
Darwin. Palmerston, later Darwin - Saw Mill, 1878
Palmerston, later Darwin - Saw Mill, 1878
Darwin. Palmerston, later Darwin - Schultz Street, 1895
Palmerston, later Darwin - Schultz Street, 1895
Darwin. Port Darwin - Government Store, 1869
Port Darwin - Government Store, 1869
Darwin. Port Darwin with Railway Tracks, 1903
Port Darwin with Railway Tracks, 1903
Darwin. Port Darwin with Railway Tracks, between 1873 and 1911
Port Darwin with Railway Tracks, between 1873 and 1911
Darwin. Town Hall, 1880
Town Hall, 1880
Darwin. Town Hall, 1895
Town Hall, 1895




Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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