1820-99; Cdn. geologist, naturalist, & educator
city in W Yukon Territory, Canada, on the Yukon River: former gold-mining center
Origin of Dawsonafter G. M. Dawson (1849-1901), Canadian geologist
A town of western Yukon Territory, Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers. A boom town during the Klondike gold rush of the late 1890s, it was the territorial capital from 1898 to 1951.x
- On his marriage in 1823 with Elizabeth, daughter of Dawson Turner of Great Yarmouth, he had become a Christian, and had changed his name to Palgrave, the maiden name of his wife's mother.
- This was the object of Dr Leichhardt's expedition in 1844, which proceeded first along the banks of the Dawson and the Mackenzie, tributaries of the Fitzroy river, in Queensland.
- Dawson of Frogden in Roxburghshire is believed to have been the first who grew turnips as a field crop to any extent.
- C. Dawson, The South American Republics, vol ii.
- He was Minister of Railways in the short-lived Dawson Ministry of 1899, and in 1901 was elected a member of the Commonwealth Parliament, retaining his scat for 15 years.