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22-November-2015
22-November-2015

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A plaque marks the project undertaken to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria which was founded in 1834-1835. 

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:McCallum Street, Swan Hill, 3585
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.338829
Long: 143.559029
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 25th 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. G. L. Day, Mayor City of Swan Hill
January 25, 1985.

Source: MA
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