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150th Anniversary of Victoria : 24-September-2012
150th Anniversary of Victoria : 24-September-2012

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A plaque commemorates the restoration of the Sandringham Bandstand Rotunda to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the State 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.




Address:Beach Road & Melrose Street, Sandringham, 3191
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.951308
Long: 145.002715
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 10th November, 1985
Front Inscription

City of Sandringham

The Restoration Of The
Marks The 150th Anniversary
Of The State Of Victoria
Commemorated In 1984-5

Unveiled By
The Mayor Cr. C. Watson
On 10-11-1985

Source: MA
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