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A plaque commemorates Victoria's 150th anniversary of European settlement in 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:||Glenelg Highway, Lions Park , Glenthompson, 3293|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.636615|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1835|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1985|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 12th October, 1985|
GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5
THIS PROJECT MARKS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STATE OF VICTORIA, COMMEMORATED IN 1984-5.
UNVEILED BY CR. REX MITCHELL
12 OCTOBER, 1985