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A monument commemorates the CIty of Oakleigh`s participation in the celebrations in Victoria`s 150th year 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.
|Address:||Atherton Road, Warrawee Park, Oakleigh, 3166|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.898199|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1835|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1985|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 24th November, 1984|
This plaque commemorates the CIty of Oakleigh`s participation in Victoria`s sesquicentennial year celebrations and was unveiled by
Cr. P. J. Mahoney, J.P. Mayor
Mrs. J. Child, M.P., Federal Member for Henty
on 24th November, 1984
N. F. Bromley G. R. Kneebone J. McGill, J.P.
M. A. Brown, J.P. D. J. Lazenby H. Norling
D. C. Catchpool P. J. Mahoney, J.P. J. B. Perryman
R. P. Coutts M. A. Mangan J. Pyrgos, J.P.
J. A. Hargrave J. R. Marten, J.P. J. A. Williams
B. R. Prebble, F.A.S.A., C.P.A., F.I.M.M., L.M.A. Town Clerk
A. R. RUnge, L.G.E., F.I.E. Aust. Direcotr of Technical Services