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Monument was unveiled in 1934 on the centenary of the first landing by Edward Henty in Portland.
Edward Henty (28 March 1810 – 14 August 1878),was a pioneer and first permanent settler in the Port Phillip district (later Victoria), Australia.
Thomas Henty arrived at Launceston from England in April 1832 with three of his sons, Charles, Edward and Francis. It was difficult to find suitable land in Tasmania, and Edward was sent to explore the coast of the mainland. He reported that the district near Portland Bay had good possibilities, and after revisiting it with his father it was decided that the land was suitable for settlement. Edward went first on the Thistle with labourers, stock, potatoes and seed. After a voyage of 34 days the Thistle arrived at Portland Bay on 19 November 1834.
|Address:||Cliff Street, Foreshore, Portland, 3305|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.350571|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-November-1834|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-November-1834|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 19th November, 1934|
NEAR THIS SPOT EDWARD HENTY LANDED ON 19th NOVEMBER 1834 ESTABLISHING THE FIRST SETTLEMENT IN THE STATE OF VICTORIA.
THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY H.R.H. THE DUKE OF GLOUCESTER 19th NOVEMBER 1934