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18-August-2013
18-August-2013
Photographs supplied by John Huth

A plaque commemorates the centenary of the foundation of the Fortitude Valley settlement.

Scottish immigrants from the ship SS Fortitude arrived in Brisbane in 1849, enticed by Rev Dr John Dunmore Lang on the promise of free land grants. Denied land, the immigrants set up camp in Bowen Hills. A number of the immigrants moved on and settled the suburb, naming it after the ship on which they arrived. 

Location

Address:Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.457778
Long: 153.033368
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1849
Approx. Event End Date:1949

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1949
Front Inscription

Sailing ship  Fortitude  608 tons

Fortitude Valley Centenary 
1849 - 1949

In this locaility the first immigrants settled in February 1849 and in gratitude to the ship that bore them from England, they named it Fortitude Valley

Erected by the Centenary Committee to commemorte the foundation of Fortitude Valley

 

Source: MA
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