150th Anniversary of the State of VictoriaPrint Page Print this page

Victoria 150th Anniversary : 07-December-2011
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 07-December-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

Tme capsule placed beneath the foot of a tree 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.

Note: The location of the time capsule is now unknown. Efforts have failed to locate the capsule. 


Address:202 Simpson Street , Buninyong Primary School, Buninyong, 3357
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.652691
Long: 143.926485
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 23rd July, 1985
Front Inscription

On 23rd July 1985 the Mayor of Ballaarat Cr. Bruce McKnight, placed a time capsule at the foot of this tree to commemorate Victoria`s 150th anniversary


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