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03-December-2015 (Greg Gordon)
03-December-2015 (Greg Gordon)

Photographs supplied by Greg Gordon / Sandra Brown
A lookout tower commemorates Victoria`s 150th anniversary which was celebrated in 1984 and 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.

 

Location

Address:South Gippsland Highway, Col Utber Swamp Tower Reserve, Koo Wee Rup, 3981
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.212992
Long: 145.459262
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th May, 1985
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Victoria 150
Growing together 1984 - 5

This project marks the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria, commemorated in 1984 - 85.

Unveiled by Cr. C. M. Utber, Cranbourne Shire President

May 26, 1985

Inscription in Proximity
Col Utber Swamp Tower Reserve
Source: MA,VMR
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