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30-May-2017
30-May-2017

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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 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.

Location

Address:Esplanade & Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington Park, Mornington, 3931
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.215894
Long: 145.035926
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 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. David Gill, J.P., 
Shire President - Shire of Mornington
26th January, 1985

Source: MA
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