Victoria 150 - Rye Cemetery Pioneers Print Page
Plaque erected during Victoria's 150th anniversary in 1984-1985 commemorates the pioneers of the district who are buried in the cemetery.
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:||22-30 Lyons Road, Rye Cemetery & Memorial Gardens , Rye, 3941|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.374276|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
GROWING TOGETHER 1984 -5
TO COMMEMORATE THE PIONEERS
WHO ARE BURIED HERE