The hall and village are these days known as Radbourne. They had four sons, one of whom died in infancy, and three daughters: Darwin died suddenly on 18 April 1802, weeks after having moved to Breadsall Priory, just north of Derby.
His body is buried in All Saints Church, Breadsall.
The Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910 that saw the Commonwealth Railways assume responsibility for the South Australian Railways' northern narrow gauge lines along with those in the Northern Territory, required the building of a South-North railway although no date was specified.
Two routes were considered; a standard gauge line branching off the Trans-Australian Railway at Tarcoola or a cheaper narrow gauge extension of the line from Oodnadatta that had opened in 1891.
The original CAR and NAR had many stations and halts along their routes, however the new standard gauge railway only has stations at Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin plus passing loops at Illoquara and Newcastle Waters.
Erasmus Darwin (12 December 1731 – 18 April 1802) was an English physician.
Built in stages in the twentieth century, the line was completed in 2004 when the Alice Springs to Darwin line opened.
It is used by The Ghan passenger train and freight trains operated by Genesee & Wyoming Australia.
Darwin formed the Lichfield Botanical Society (despite the name, composed of only three men, Erasmus Darwin, Sir Brooke Boothby and Mr John Jackson, proctor of Lichfield Cathedral to translate the works of the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus from Latin into English. The result was two publications: A System of Vegetables between 17, and The Families of Plants in 1787.The name Erasmus had been used by a number of his family and derives from his ancestor Erasmus Earle, Common Sergent of England under Oliver Cromwell.He obtained his medical education at the University of Edinburgh Medical School.By 1967, the Commonwealth Railways were looking at an alternative to the often flooded CAR and the current route was suggested as one of three options although the route may be different to the current version.In June 1999, the Austral Asia Rail Corporation (a company owned by the Northern Territory and South Australian Governments) awarded the contract to build and operate the 1,420 kilometre Adelaide to Darwin railway line as a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer project to the Asia Pacific Transport Consortium (APTC).