Recorded natural discoveries

Natural WHS that were not previously known and then 'discovered', although local populations may have known about them.

- discovered before 1970 (the later ones are in a separate connection, "recently discovered")
- name of discoverer and year must be given
- the discovery must relate to the WHS itself, not to a single property or smaller zone within the area

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Canaima National Park Angel Falls by Jimmie Angel, 1933
Carlsbad Caverns James Larkin White, 1898
Uluru On 19 July 1873 William Gosse reached Uluru and gave it the name Ayers Rock.
Victoria Falls David Livingstone, 1855
Yellowstone First visit by a non-indigenous person was in 1807 (John Colter).


Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Recorded natural discoveries?

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A connection should:

  1. Not be "self evident"
  2. Link at least 3 different sites
  3. Not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
  4. Add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
  5. Be explained, with reference to a source