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Victoria 150th Anniversary Plaque : October 2013
Victoria 150th Anniversary Plaque : October 2013

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A plaque commemorates Victoria's 150th anniversary of European settlement which was celebrated in 1984-1985. 

Victoria's first successful British settlement was at Portland, on the west coast of what is now Victoria. Portland was settled on 19 November 1834 by the Henty family, who were originally farmers from Van Diemen's (Tasmania). Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman. Victoria was officially created a separate colony in 1851, and achieved self government in 1855.

Location

Address:Glenelg Highway, Yuppeckiar Park , Glenthompson, 3293
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.635744
Long: 142.482589
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State
Approx. Event Start Date:1834
Approx. Event End Date:1985

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th October, 1985
Front Inscription

VICTORIA 150
GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5
THIS PROJECT MARKS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE OF VICTORIA,  COMMEMORATED IN 1984-5.

UNVEILED BY CR. REX MITCHELL  SHIRE PRESIDENT
12 OCTOBER, 1985

Source: MA
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