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Plaque marks the site of the first Port of Geelong where pioneer squatters landed their stock

Location

Address:Point Henry Operations Control Centre, Point Henry, 3220
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.131944
Long: 144.424167
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Settlement
Approx. Event Start Date:1836
Approx. Event End Date:1836
Monument Manufacturer:Geelong Historical Society

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1951
Front Inscription

Below this headland named Point Henry in 1836 but known to the Aborigines as Maloppio, many pioneer squatters landed their stock.

Here Geelong began and here for more than twenty years the masts of many an ocean-going vessel soared above incoming settlers.

Geelong Historical Society 1951

Source: VMR,RHSV
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