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Victoria 150th Anniversary : 07-December-2011
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 07-December-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Tme capsule placed beneath the foot of a tree 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 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.

Location

State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.652691
Long: 143.926485
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:State

Dedication

Front Inscription

ON 23RD JULY 1985
THE MAYOR OF 
THE CITY OF BALLAARAT

CR. BRUCE McKNIGHT,
PLACED A TIME CAPSULE 
AT THE FOOT OF THIS TREE
TO COMMEMORATE 
VICTORIA`S 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Source: MA
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