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Victoria 150th Anniversary : 02-December-2011
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 02-December-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A tree commemorates Victoria's 150th anniversary 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:Castella & Market Streets, Melba Park, Lilydale, 3140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.755731
Long: 145.353036
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 11th May, 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. Graham Colling , J.P. Shire President, Shire of Lillydale

Saturday, May 11, 1985

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