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HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime

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Published September 14th 2017
Strucked by the Bell Chime
I was walking through Civic Park one day and heard a beautiful tune. It was a bell chime. Firstly I thought it was coming from the Cathedral Church, but as I walked towards the Darwin City Council's building, I realised the tune was played by the bells just in front of the building.

HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime, Darwin, Charles Darwin, Free Darwin, Darwin History, Darwin city, Darwin CBD
The history of HMS Beagle Ship Bell


There were eleven bells in a semi-circle, from the smallest size to the biggest size. They were a replica of the HMS Beagle ship bell chime. Linking Darwin City to Charles Darwin's voyage on the HMS Beagle, the bells were created by Dr Anton Hasell of Australian Bell Pty Ltd to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Charles Darwin (1809-1883) in 2009. Besides the bells, the monument also has a bronze sculpture of a young Charles Darwin.

HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime, Darwin, Charles Darwin, Free Darwin, Darwin History, Darwin city, Darwin CBD
The Bells






On Charles Darwin's journey to a place that now is known as Darwin, he was amazed at the variety of birds he saw, including parrots, a small Budgeringer and Black Cockatoo. These birds were sculpted in bronze and perched on top of bells on The HMS Beagle Ship.

HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime, Darwin, Charles Darwin, Free Darwin, Darwin History, Darwin city, Darwin CBD
Young Charles Darwin


From Mondays to Saturdays, the bells will chime 3 times a day, at 12 noon, 2.00pm and 4.00pm. On Sundays, the bells only chime twice, at 7.20am and 8.50am.

HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime, Darwin, Charles Darwin, Free Darwin, Darwin History, Darwin city, Darwin CBD
The music program


For more information about the replica of the HMS Beagle Ship bell chime, you can visit www.darwin.nt.gov.au or call (08) 8930 0674.

HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime, Darwin, Charles Darwin, Free Darwin, Darwin History, Darwin city, Darwin CBD
Music note for one of the tune that will played by the bells


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Phone: (08) 8930 0674
Where: Civic Park Darwin CBD NT 0800
Cost: Free
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