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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.
|Address:||Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.457778|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1849|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1949|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1949|
Sailing Ship Fortitude 608 tons
CENTENARY 1849 - 1949
In This Locality The First
Immigrants Settled In
And In Gratitude To The
Ship That Bore Them From
England, They Named It
Erected By The Centenary Committee
To Commemorate The Foundation Of