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Victoria 150th Anniversary : 09-June-2012
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 09-June-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque 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:Scott Street, Heywood, 3304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.131781
Long: 141.627922
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th March, 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 the Rt. Rev. John Hazelwood 
Lord Bishop of Diocese of Ballarat

10th March, 1985

Source: MA
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