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C.J. La Trobe Plaque : December 2013
C.J. La Trobe Plaque : December 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

The plaque, unveiled on the centenary of his death, commemorates Charles Joseph La Trobe, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Victoria who named Queencliff in 1853.

Charles Joseph La Trobe (or Latrobe) (20 March 1801 – 4 December 1875) was appointed in 1839 superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales and after the establishment in 1851 of the colony of Victoria he became its first lieutenant-governor.


Address:Hobson & Mercer Streets, St George the Martyr Anglican Church , Queenscliff, 3225
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.266053
Long: 144.658907
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Colonial


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 7th December, 1975
Front Inscription

A tribute to C. J. La Trobe

Superintendent Port Phillip District  1839 - 1850
First Lieutenant - Governor Victoria 1851 - 1854

Whose cottage stood close by (1844 - 1848) and who named Queenscliff (1853)

Unveiled at the centenary of his death (4 December 1975) by Councillor F. C. Heweston Mayor of the Borough on 7 December 1975


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