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Plaque Inscription: 22-August-2015
Plaque Inscription: 22-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown

The plaque marks the project undertaken to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria which was founded in 1834 - 1835. 

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:Inglis (Old Melbourne Road) & Bradshaw Streets, Ballan, 3342
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.599986
Long: 144.220231
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 30th March, 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 Cr. E. N .W. Molesworth
Shire President
March 30th, 1985

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