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Commemorates the settlement founded in 1826 by Captain Samuel Wright, Lieutenant Burchill, explorer William Hovell and twenty-one convicts. It was the second settlement in Victoria and it was founded on the fear that the French might invade Australia, but it was abandoned fifteen months later.
|Address:||Jamieson Street, Corinella, 3984|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.410356|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||12-December-1826|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-February-1828|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 10th December, 1972|
This cairn which incorporates original convict made bricks, commemorates the settlement established near here from December 12th 1826 to February 19th 1828 by a party of soldiers and convicts commanded by Captain Samuel Wright.
Unveiled on December 10th 1917 by Dr. K. Bowden on behalf of the South Eastern Historical Association and the Shire of Bass