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A monument commemorates William Dutton, a seaman and whaler who had visited Portland Bay intermittently before the arrival of Edward Henty.

In the first six months of 1842, Dutton, as master of the Essington, ran a regular service between Launceston, Portland and Port Fairy. In 1843-44 he was headsman of a whaling boat operating for the Hentys. He then took the Lady Mary Pelham on a six-month whaling voyage off New Zealand and back to Portland Bay in time for the season there.

When it ended he ferried in two trips a total of 121 passengers from Launceston to Portland. In 1845 the Lady Mary Pelham was whaling in Portland Bay from June to October. Dutton, after landing the oil, left for Hobart with a mixed cargo. After his return to Portland he took up 259 hectares at Narrawong, at the mouth of the Surry River.

Location

Address:Bentinck Street , Dutton`s Lookout, Portland, 3305
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.34
Long: 141.601944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Link:http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonli…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 14th November, 1934
Front Inscription

Dutton`s Lookout, erected by a few old Portlanders of Melbourne 1934

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