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03-December-2015 (Greg Gordon)
03-December-2015 (Greg Gordon)

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A lookout tower was erected to commemorate 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:South Gippsland Highway, Col Utber Swamp Tower Reserve, Koo Wee Rup, 3981
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.212992
Long: 145.459262
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th May, 1985
Front Inscription

Plaque :

Victoria 150
Growing Together 1984 - 5

This project marks the 150th anniversary of the State of Victoria, commemorated in 1984 - 85.

Unveiled by Cr. C. M. Utber, Cranbourne Shire President

May 26, 1985

Inscription in Proximity

Col Utber

Swamp Tower Reserve

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