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Rodney Place was erected to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Victoria which was celebrated in 1984 and 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 Land (Tasmania). Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman. Victoria was officially created a separate colony in 1851, and achieved self government in 1855.
|Address:||McLennan & Young Streets, Mooroopna, 3629|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.394713|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 26th January, 1985|
Growing together 1984-5
This project marks the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria, commemorated in 1984 - 85
Unveiled by Cr. A. R. Clement Shire President, Shire of Rodney
26th January, 1985
Rocks for Rodney Place kindly made available by Dr. Peter Garrett from his property at Dookie Hills 1985