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Re: History Challenge

Post by Bristolian » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:50 pm

Bristolian wrote:A young man associated with Australia perhaps?
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Darwin was founded in 1869 and was originally called Palmerston before being renamed Port Darwin in 1911. The harbour was discovered in 1839 by the Captain of the Beagle, John Lort Stokes, who named it after a former shipmate, British evolutionist Charles Darwin.
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Post by Bluesky » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:55 pm

Looks like I crossed with you VS. Knew I should not have toddled/waddled of for a second helping of lunch in the middle of everything.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Bluesky » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:57 pm

Bristolian wrote:
Bristolian wrote:A young man associated with Australia perhaps?
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Darwin was founded in 1869 and was originally called Palmerston before being renamed Port Darwin in 1911. The harbour was discovered in 1839 by the Captain of the Beagle, John Lort Stokes, who named it after a former shipmate, British evolutionist Charles Darwin.
Actually Darwin retained the name Palmerston as one of its suburbs!
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Re: History Challenge

Post by dtaai-maai » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:41 pm

Vital Spark wrote:As I seem to have beagles on my brain at the moment - is it by any chance a young Charles Darwin?

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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:58 am

A little known fact about Thailand. What do you see unusual with this map? Hint: Focus on the Northern area. Pete :cheers:

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Nereus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:15 am

The northern border near Nan is wrong. The border follows the Mekong River.
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Post by PeteC » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:57 am

Nereus wrote:The northern border near Nan is wrong. The border follows the Mekong River.
Yes, the border with Laos is the quiz part, but no, it doesn't follow the Mekong and therein lies the problem. When the French colonial masters drew the maps/borders in 1907 they made it the way you see it and Thailand (Siam then) has been protesting it ever since. There still exists an active Thai/Lao panel that has been negotiating for 100 years +.

Quite a fierce mini-war was fought between the two in 1987-89 in what I call that arm pit area that juts into Thailand directly east of Uttaradit. I don't think Thailand has any hopes of getting all of the area back west of the river, but they seem adamant about that "arm pit" area. None of this is publicized much and I would bet most younger generation Thais don't even know about the issue.

As a side note, you'll notice that in the south the French did the same thing for that small chunk of land where Laos, Thailand and Cambodia meet. The Thai border is west of the river. I've never seen anything that Thailand is disputing that. Pete :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Nereus » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:43 am

Ok Pete, just before my time, although I was here in 1988. The only ongoing dispute that I was aware of is the Preah Vihear Temple area with Cambodia. :cheers:
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Re: History Challenge

Post by Jimbob » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:01 am

sometimes you come across crazy things.
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The challenge is to:
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Name what it is
Where is it
What was it used for.

simple for people like D.M.

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Re: History Challenge

Post by Nereus » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:28 am

Name what it is
Where is it
What was it used for.
I guess this got lost along the line? If it is not the one in Bangkok then it is a damn good copy!


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Post by Big Boy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:31 am

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The ceremony was again performed until 1935, when it was discontinued after several fatal accidents.
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Re: History Challenge

Post by PeteC » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:35 am

Heard something tonight on a PBS video that surprised me, but could be common knowledge to many. Pete :cheers:

What country has more castles than any other country in the world?
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Re: History Challenge

Post by pharvey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:23 am

^ Well, it's going to be this side of the world anyway I'm sure! Wales has 600+, but certainly not the most in the world. Then there's the likes of Austria, Romania(?), Slovakia, Czech Rep.......

With the latter two being a whole lot bigger than Wales and having numerous castles of their own, I'd have a pop at one of those. BUT, from the tone of your post, I'm not full of confidence!! :?

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Re: History Challenge

Post by migrant » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:34 am

What is defined as a castle?
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