Friday, 3 October 2014

Birth of a Legend!

Captain Edward Darling’s early life was shrouded in mystery and very few details are known about this period of his life. There are many anecdotes of his youthful adventures but it is suspected they all can be traced back to the good Captain himself!
 
What can be said is he was born during November 1851 to English parents in the city of Adelaide, the Colony of South Australia . Of his father little is known but his mother Kathryn Louise was a school teacher and raised the young Edward in quite comfortable surroundings.
 
Captain Darling was a 'Cute Baby' this is the only known picture of him as an infant:
 

More on Edward's youth will follow soon!