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An avenue of trees commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Victoria which was celebrated in 1984-1985.
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.
|Address:||Botanic Drive, Botanic Gardens , East Geelong, 3219|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.149046|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 18th September, 1985|
This avenue of trees was sponsored and planted by the school children of the Geelong area in co-operation with the City of Geelong and the Gardens and Environment Committee for Victoria`s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Plaque unveiled by His Excellency the Honourable, SIr John Young, K.C.M.G. Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria 18 September, 1985