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The monument 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:Marine Parade & Point Ormond Road, Point Ormond Reserve, Elwood, 3184
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.880916
Long: 144.977389
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 20th February, 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 Mr. Ranald Macdonald
Chairman Victoria`s 150th Anniversary Board

20th February, 1985

Source: MA
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