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A plaque commemorates Sir Charles La Trobe who was Victoria’s first Lieutenant-Governor, who was instrumental in getting the lighthouse at Cape Otway constructed.


Address:Lighthouse Road, Cape Otway, 3223
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.855575
Long: 143.512549
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 15th December, 1975
Front Inscription

A tribute to C. J. La Trobe.

Superintendent Port Phillip District 1839 - 1850
First Lieutenant-Governor Victoria 1850 - 1854
Illuminator of Cape Otway 1846 - 1848

Unveiled at the centenary of his death (4 December 1875) by Sir John Holland, Chairman History Advisory Council of Victoria on 15 December 1975

Source: MA
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