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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
Long: 145.359193
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th January, 1985
Front Inscription

Victoria 150
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

Source: MA
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