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Sir Charles La Trobe : 08-September-2011
Sir Charles La Trobe : 08-September-2011

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A plaque commemorates Lieutenant-Governor Charles Joseph La Trobe, unveiled at the centenary of his death by the State Historian L.J. Blake.

Charles Joseph La Trobe, CB (20 March 1801 – 4 December 1875) was appointed in 1839 superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales and, after the establishment in 1851 of the colony of Victoria (now a state of Australia), he became its first lieutenant-governor.

 

Location

Address:Botanic Drive, Botanical Gardens, East Geelong, 3219
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.149233
Long: 144.376374
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 14th December, 1975
Front Inscription

A TRIBUTE TO C.J. LA TROBE
Superintendent, Port Phillip District 1839-1850.
First Lieutenant Governor Victoria 1851-1854,
Whose Foresight Provided These Gardens.
Unveiled At The Centenary Of His Death
            (4 December 1875)
                          By
           L.J.Blake, O.B.E.,
              State Historian
        On 14 (sic) December 1975

Source: MA,RHSV, ADB
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