History of Australia
Charles Darwin
Northern Territory

When was Darwin founded?

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January 09, 2011 2:54AM

The city of Darwin, now the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, was founded on 5 February 1869. At first it was not called Darwin, but Palmerston, after the Prime Minister of Britain, Lord Palmerston.

The harbour on which Darwin is located was discovered and named in September 1839.