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Victoria 150th Anniversary : 24-August-2012
Victoria 150th Anniversary : 24-August-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates the official historical opening of Victoria's 150th anniversary year in 1984. 

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:Cliff Street, Portland Municipal Offices, Portland, 3304
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.351822
Long: 141.607572
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Approx. Event Start Date:1834
Approx. Event End Date:1984


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 19th November, 1984
Front Inscription

Victoria 150                      1834 - 1984
Growing together 1984-5  

This plaque was unveiled by
His Excellency
Rear-Admiral Sir Brian Murray KCMG AO
Governor of Victoria
to commemorate the Official Historical Opening
of Victoria`s 150th Anniversary Year
on Monday, 19th November, 1984.

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