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A plaque commemorates Aborigines killed in their contact with sailors and others in the first discovery and settlement of Port Phillip Bay.

Location

Address:Port Nepean Road & Leggatt Way, Information Centre, First Settlement Site, Sorrento, 3943
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.349751
Long: 144.761843
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Indigenous

Dedication

Front Inscription

In memory of Aborigines who were killed or wounded during the first British visits to Port Phillip Bay under the command of Lieutenant John Murray in 1803.

This was a breach of official British policy which was to avoid conflict with Aborigines. At least one Aborigine, Bunja Logan ,still bore old gunfire wounds when permanent settlers came to Port Phillip Bay in 1835`

Source: VMR, RHSV
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