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Victoria`s 150th : 05-December-2010
Victoria`s 150th : 05-December-2010
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A plaque at Battery Hill reserve commemorates the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria.

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:Griffith Street, Battery Hill Reserve, Port Fairy, 3284
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.388164
Long: 142.242652
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th October, 1985
Front Inscription
VICTORIA 150
Growing Together 1984-1985
This project marks the 150th Anniversary of the State of Victoria commemorated in 1984-85
Unveiled by The Hon. T. W. ROPER, M.P.  Minister of Transport
19th October 1985
 
Source: MA
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