150th Anniversary of the State of VictoriaPrint Page Print this page

Victoria 150th Plaque : November 2013
Victoria 150th Plaque : November 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The plaque commemorates Victoria's 150th anniversary 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:Crawford Street, Pioneer Park , Seymour, 3660
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.022406
Long: 145.139917
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 26th January, 1985
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 Hon. Eric Kent. M.L.C. 
Minister of Agriculture

26th January, 1985



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