Portland Settlement MonumentPrint Page
Commemorates the discovery and settlement of Portland.
Plaques on faces of the monument commemorate mariner William Dutton, settlers the Henty Brothers (Edward, Stephen George, Francis and John), explorers James Grant and Thomas Mitchell.
|Address:||Bentinck Street, Portland, 3305|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.341867|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 30th April, 1914|
In commemoration of the first settlement of Victoria at Portland by Edward Henty Nov 19 1834 and of Stephen George, Francis and John Henty.
This stone was laid by W. J. Williamson Esq L L E Mayor of Portland 30th April 1914
First land ploughed in Victoria
In commemoration of the landing of William Dutton Master Mariner the first white man to visit Portland Bay Dec 1828
In commemoration of the discovery and naming of Portland Bay by Lieu James Grant in H M Brig Lady Nelson Dec 5th 1800
In commemoration of the meeting of Major Thomas Mitchell and the Henty Brothers near this spot 29th Aug 1836