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Corinella Settlement : 08-June-2012
Corinella Settlement : 08-June-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Ian Bevege

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.

Location

Address:Jamieson Street, Corinella, 3984
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.410356
Long: 145.439974
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Actual Event STart Date:12-December-1826
Actual Event End Date:19-February-1828

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th December, 1972
Front Inscription

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

Source: MA,VMR
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