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The HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime was commissioned by Darwin City Council in 2009 to celebrate 200 Years since the birth of Charles Darwin (1809-1883). Created by Dr Anton Hasell of Australian Bell Pty Ltd, the Bell Chime is a publicly accessible musical instrument linking the City of Darwin to Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle from 1831-1836.

The Port of Darwin was sighted by John Lort Stokes in 1839 and was named in Darwin’s honour by his friend and former shipmate John Clements Wickham.

Charles Robert Darwin FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist who established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection. He published his theory with compelling evidence for evolution in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species.


Address:Smith Street, Civic Park, Darwin, 0800
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.465556
Long: 130.844444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:Dr Anton Hasell


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 2nd February, 2009
Source: MA
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