Darwin's origin at Downe 


Charles Darwin University in conjunction with the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory/Northern Territory Government and Darwin City Council presents a talk by Alister Hayes, World Heritage Bid manager for Charles Darwin’s home and neighbourhood at Downe in the London Borough of Bromley, on Thursday 5 July from 5pm.

Mr Hayes’ talk, Darwin's origin at Downe, will include an introduction to Charles Darwin the scientist, Shrewsbury to the Beagle (mentioning the Beagle's later voyage and the naming of Port Darwin), Darwin at Down House – his home for 40 years, 150 years since the publication of The Origin of Species, and the plans to celebrate Darwin’s bicentenary in 2009.

The presentation takes place at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory Theatrette and will be followed by light refreshments at Cornucopia Museum Café at 6pm. Admission free.

For further information contact Janet Russell on 8946 6044.