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A monument commemorates the CIty of Oakleigh`s participation in the celebrations in Victoria`s 150th year which was celebrated in 1984 and 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:Atherton Road, Warrawee Park, Oakleigh, 3166
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.898199
Long: 145.089202
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Approx. Event Start Date:1835
Approx. Event End Date:1985


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 24th November, 1984
Front Inscription

This Plaque Commemorates The City Of Oakleigh`s
Participation In
Victoria`s Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations
And Was Unveiled By
Cr. P. J. Mahoney, J.P.  Mayor
Mrs. J. Child, M.P., Federal Member for Henty
On The 24th November, 1984

N. F. Bromley        G. R. Kneebone        J. McGill, J.P.
M. A. Brown, J.P.  D. J. Lazenby            H. Norling
D. C. Catchpool    P. J. Mahoney, J.P.  J. B. Perryman
R. P. Coutts           M. A. Mangan           J. Pyrgos, J.P.
J. A. Hargrave      J. R. Marten, J.P.      J. A. Williams

B. R. Prebble, F.A.S.A., C.P.A., F.I.M.M., L.M.A.  Town Clerk
A. R. Runge, L.G.E.,  F.I.E. Aust.  Director of Technical Services

Source: MA
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