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Wallerawang

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PowerPoint short presentation on Charles Darwin and monument dedicated to him for when he visited the area of Wallerawang (NSW Australia).

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  1. 1. CHARLES DARWIN
  2. 2. Charles Darwin <ul><li>Born 12 February 1809 </li></ul><ul><li>Died 19 April 1882 </li></ul><ul><li>His father was a doctor who introduced him to science. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated with an arts degree in 1831 </li></ul><ul><li>Just out of university, he accepted an offer to travel around the world on HMS Beagle </li></ul>
  3. 3. HMS Beagle <ul><li>1831-1836. Darwin sets sail on the HMS Beagle. During this time he collects geological evidence and makes observations of different species. At the end of the voyage, he formulates a theory on how various rocks and different species had come into being and the processes that made both happen </li></ul>
  4. 4. His Work <ul><li>“ The Origin Of Species” notoriety , left Charles Darwin defending his ideas. But he had a number of well known supporters such as John Tyndall and Thomas Henry Huxley. </li></ul><ul><li>He continued his work with “The Descent Of Man”(1871) with the ideas the humans and apes shared a common ancestor. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) was another publication </li></ul>
  5. 5. Final Years <ul><li>He gradually grew ill in his later years </li></ul><ul><li>In 1882, he died of a heart attack. </li></ul><ul><li>Darwin was buried at Westminster Abbey </li></ul>
  6. 7. WALLERAWANG CHARLES DARWIN Commemorative Plaque Unveiled by Her Excellency Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW
  7. 8. Charles Darwin Monument <ul><li>It commemorates his visit to Wallerawang in 1833, when he observed the echidna, and the platypus, which he considered an affirmation of his theory of evolution. </li></ul><ul><li>The late John Wellings of Rydal (Lithgow Regional Branch president for 2005 and 2006)began the project of the Darwin monument. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Darwin Monument <ul><li>John Wellings’ partner, Anne Krone of “Rydalmount,” commissioned the plan and construction of a metal sculpture by Tim Johnman of Lithgow Pottery to enhance and protect the monument. </li></ul>

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