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Victoria 150th Anniversary : 4-September-2011
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 4-September-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A monument commemorates the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Victoria which was celebrated in 1984 -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:Penshurst - Warrnambool Road, Hawkesdale, 3287
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.1038
Long: 142.32245
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 29th 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. A. V. Ryan   Shire President

29th April, 1985

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