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Victoria 150th Anniversary : 15-August-2011
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 15-August-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

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:Main Road, A. J. Freeman Reserve, Paynesville, 3880
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.913639
Long: 147.719139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 20th April, 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. Graeme Evans
Shire President
20th April, 1985.

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