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A plaque commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the State of Victoria which was celebrated in 1984 and 1985. As part of the anniversary the project established a bird hide at Second Reedy Lake.

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:Murray Valley Highway, Second Reedy Lake, Kerang, 3579
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.669147
Long: 143.877553
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 17th November, 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 The Hon. R. A. Mackenzie, M.L.C.
Minister for Conservation, Forests & Lands
17th November, 1984

Source: MA
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