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150th Anniversary
150th Anniversary

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A monument commemorates 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 Land (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:Pyrenees Highway, Carisbrook, 3464
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.051944
Long: 143.810833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st September, 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 Cr. F. L. Arundell Committee Chairman 1. 9. 1985

Source: MA
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