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A plaque commemorates Victoria's 150th anniversary 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 Land (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:||Cliff Street, Shire Offices, Portland, 3304|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.351822|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1834|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1984|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Monday 19th November, 1984|
Victoria 150 Growing together 1984-5 1834 - 1984
This plaque was unveiled by His Excellency Rear-Admiral Sir Brian Murray KCMG AO Governor of Victoria to commemorate the official historical opening of Victoria`s 150th Anniversary Year on Monday, 19th November, 1984