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In 1985 a Blue Box tree (Eucalyptus bauerana) was planted in area 1 (north west corner, near Hargraves Street), to commemorate Victoria’s 150th anniversary.

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 : As at 31-December-2014 it is unsure if this tree still exists.



Address:Hargraves Street, Kaweka Sanctuary, Castlemaine, 3450
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.05244
Long: 144.22195
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1835
Approx. Event End Date:1985


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 21st November, 1985
Front Inscription

This tree was planted by Douglas Mactier, 1st President of the Kaweka Committee, to commemorate Victoria’s 150th Anniversary.

Blue Box Eucalyptus baueriana.

21 November 1985

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