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Bicentenary of First Europeans : 06-October-2012
Bicentenary of First Europeans : 06-October-2012

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A plaque commemorates the Bicentenary of the first Europeans to enter Port Phillip Bay in 1802.


Address:Lawrence Road, Springs Beach, Point Lonsdale, 3225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.276122
Long: 144.620186
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:31-January-1802
Actual Event End Date:31-January-2002


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 3rd February, 2002
Front Inscription

The Wathaurong people
were part of the Kulin
who lived in the Port Phillip area
for over 40,000 years.

On 31 January 1802
First Mate William Bowen and five men
in the launch of HMS Lady Nelson
were the first recorded
Europeans to enter Port Phillip Bay.

This plaque has been placed in recognition of the
bicentenary of this event by
Borough of Queenscliffe,
Queenscliffe Maritime Museum Inc,
Queenscliffe Historical Museum Inc,
14. 2. 02 - Bicentenary of the British Discovery of Port Phillip

3 February, 2002  

Source: MA
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