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Victoria 150th Plaque : November 2013
Victoria 150th Plaque : November 2013

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A plaque commemorate Victoria's 150th anniversary which was celebrated in 1984-1985. 

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 (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:Crawford Street, Pioneer Park , Seymour, 3660
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.022406
Long: 145.139917
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 HON. ERIC KENT. M.L.C.
MINISTER FOR AGRICULTURE
26TH JANUARY, 1985

 

 

Source: MA
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