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Edward Henty & William Dutton : 11-June-2011
Edward Henty & William Dutton : 11-June-2011
Photographs supplied by Kent Watson

Plaque on the Edward Henty Landing Site monument commemorates the centenary of the deaths Edward Henty and William Dutton in 1878 , two of Portland`s earliest settlers.

Note: William Dutton had visited Portland Bay several times as a sealer and whaler and built a house in Portland Bay prior to the arrival of the Edward Henty in 1834. 


Address:Cliff Street, Edward Henty Landing Site monument, Portland, 3305
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.350628
Long: 141.607528
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th August, 1978
Front Inscription

This Plaque Was Erected On 6th August 1978 By
The Sesquicentennial Celebrations Committee
To Commemorate The Centenary Of The Death
Of Portland's Two Earliest Settlers

Capt. William Pelham Dutton
Born Sydney 31-8-1811
Died Portland 27-7-1878
Aged 66 Years
Established Permanent Port : March 1833.
First Australian-Born Mariner To Navigate Australia - England
Return In 'Africaine' 1840

Edward Henty
Born Sussex 28-3-1810
Died Melbourne 14-8-1878
Aged 68 Years
Established First Permanent
Trading & Pastoral Settlement
In Victoria On 19-11-1834

Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au