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Survey of Port Phillip Bay : 27-September-2011
Survey of Port Phillip Bay : 27-September-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The plaque commemorates the bicentenary of the exploration and surveying of the eastern coast of Port Phillip Bay by Lieutenant John Murray who was commander of the "Lady Nelson." The plaque also acknowledges the traditional owners of the area, 


Address:Jetty Road, Near Rosebud Pier, Rosebud, 3939
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.353111
Long: 144.908347
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event Start Date:14-February-1802
Actual Event End Date:14-February-2002


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 20th February, 2002
Front Inscription

The people of the Kulin lived in the
Port Phillip areas for over 40,000 years

On February 14th 1802
Actg. Lt John Murray, Commander of  
HM ship Lady Nelson entered the Heads and
surveyed the eastern coast of Port Phillip Bay.

Unveiled on the 20th February 2002 by
Martin Dixon MLA

This plaque has been placed in recognition of
the bicentenary of these events by
Rosebud & District Historical Society

Source: MA
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