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Victoria 150th Anniversary : October 2013
Victoria 150th Anniversary : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The plaque commemorates Victoria's 150th anniversary of European settlement in 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:Glenelg Highway, Lions Park , Glenthompson, 3293
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.636615
Long: 142.54866
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1835
Approx. Event End Date:1985


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 12th October, 1985
Front Inscription

Victoria 150
Growing Together 1984 - 5

This project marks the 150th Anniversary of the  State of Victoria, commemorated in 1984 - 5.

Unveiled by Cr. Rex Mitchell Shire President

12th October, 1985



Source: MA
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