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150th Anniversary of Victoria : 17-June-2013
150th Anniversary of Victoria : 17-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The monument commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of the State of Victoria which was celebrated in 1984 and 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.



Address:Maroondah Highway , Mansfield, 3722
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.050381
Long: 146.076092
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 16th December, 1984
Front Inscription

Victoria 150  
Growing together 1984-5

This project marks the 150th Anniversary of the State of Victoria, commemorated in 1984-85.

Unveiled by Cr. J. J. Reardon
Shire President

December 16th, 1984.

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au