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A granite tablet 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:Racecourse Road, Tourist Information Park , Casterton, 3311
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.583519
Long: 141.410469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 2nd March, 1985
Front Inscription

This project marks the 150th Anniversary of the State of Victoria commemorated in 1984-5,

Unveiled by F. Henty Silvester, a descendant of the Henty Bros, 2nd March, 1985

Source: RHSV, MA
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