“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Historical Markers in Victoria

Guildford Honor Row Marker image, Touch for more information
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Guildford Honor Row Marker
Australia, Victoria, Guildford — Guildford Honor Row
Guildford Honor Row Aberdeen J. • Annear L. • Bardi A. • † Binns A. • † Binns L. • † Binns P. • Brocchi S. • Carter F. • † Carter G. • † Carter J. • † Carty J. • Colgan E. • Cox H. • † Davidson R. • Davenport R. • Dell H. • Dell J. • Dewsnap . . . — Map (db m45802) WM
Australia, Victoria, Guildford — The Big Tree — 'River Red Gum' — Eucalyptus camaldulensis (fam Myrtaceae)Debnb —
Guildford The Big Tree is thought to be one of the largest examples of the species in Victoria. It has been recorded as having a height of 30m, a canopy spread of 34m, and trunk circumference of 9.35m. Estimates of the age of the tree range . . . — Map (db m45968) HM
Australia, Victoria, Melbourne — Pillar of Stone
This pillar of stone quarried from Stawell was placed here on the insistence of The Hon. John Woods, M.P. (born Liverpool England November 5th 1822, died Brighton Victoria April 2nd 1892; engineer, politician and inventor, commissioner . . . — Map (db m70636) HM
Australia, Victoria, Moyhu — Hume and Hovell
Hume and Hovell passed nearby Nov. 26 and on return Dec. 30 - 1824. — Map (db m82085) HM
Australia, Victoria, Peterborough — Historic Shipwreck Trail
The Newfield Three masted iron barque 1306 tons gross Built Dundee Scotland 1889 Wrecked Newfield Bay 29 August 1892 The Newfield", with a crew of 26, left Sharpness, Scotland, on 28 May 1889, with a cargo of fine salt . . . — Map (db m52642) HM
Australia, Victoria, Port Fairy — Captain John Griffiths — 1801-1881
In Memory of Captain John Griffiths 1801 - 1881 This island is named after him and he was responsible for bringing the first White settlers from Launceston, Tasmania to Portland Bay and Port Fairy Victoria.

He established the first major whaling . . . — Map (db m52472) HM

Australia, Victoria, Port Fairy — SS Casino
Top Marker This memorial was unveiled July 8 1934 by Mrs. C.A. Melhuish daughter of Captain Thomas Boyd first master of the S.S. Casino. Middle Marker Borough of Port Fairy This commemorative plaque is to . . . — Map (db m83435) HM
Australia, Victoria, Rosebud — Rosebud
The schooner “Rosebud" from which the town Rosebud gets its name was blown ashore on this site on 2nd June, 1855. Press reports of weather conditions on this date indicate strong westerly gales, with several boats in distress on Port Phillip . . . — Map (db m81588) HM
Australia, Victoria, Sorrento — Collins Settlement 1803-04
The people of the Bunerong lived in the Mornington Peninsula region for many thousands of years. On 9 October, 1803 HMS "Calcutta" under the command of Captain Daniel Woodriff entered Port Phillip Bay carrying David Collins the Lieutenant . . . — Map (db m81596) HM
Australia, Victoria, Warrnambool — Aboriginal Soldiers
This memorial is dedicated to all Aboriginal men and women from South West Victoria who served their country proudly along with fellow Australians since World War 1. — Map (db m52646) HM
Australia, Victoria, Warrnambool — Warrnambool 150th Anniversary 1847-1997
This stone commemorating the Foundation of Warrnambool Gazetted on 17 February 1847 was unveiled by His Excellency The Honourable Richard E. McGarvie A,C. Governor of Victoria in the presence of His Worship the Mayor Cr Gerald Shanley — Map (db m52643) HM
Australia, Victoria, Wedderburn — Major Mitchell Explorer
Major T.Mitchell Explorer Passed Here 7th July 1836 Erected by Shire of Korong 1930 — Map (db m53080) HM
Australia, Victoria (Campaspe (Shire)), Echuca — The Only Classified Brothel in Victoria
This Establishment Built About 1878 Is The Only Classified Brothel in Victoria The house consists of 3 small rooms on each floor, the upper rooms being reached by a staircase leading into a sheltered lane running off Little Hopwood street, . . . — Map (db m70630) HM
Australia, Victoria (Mornington Peninsula Shire), Mornington — In Memory of Fifteen Young Men
In memory of fifteen young men lost in the bay off Mornington on the night of Saturday 21st May, 1892, while returning from a football match at Mordialloc. Allchin, Charles E. (20 yrs) • Caldwell, James R. (21 yrs) • Caldwell, William L. (19 . . . — Map (db m81713) HM
Australia, Victoria (Mount Alexander (shire)), Maldon — 1 — Maldon Athenaeum Library 1863
The Mechanics’ Institute movement began in British urban industrial centres in the early 1800s. A “mechanic” was a person applying skills and technology. During the 19th century, most towns in Victoria established a Mechanics’ Institute . . . — Map (db m71068) HM
Australia, Victoria (Mount Alexander (Shire)), Maldon — Porcupine Flat Dredge
This bucket dredge was operated here by George Heywood, Eric Baumann and others, for about 30 years, until it was abandoned in 1984. It was one of the last dredges operated in Victoria. It is a relatively small bucket dredge, but is one of few to . . . — Map (db m70631) HM

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May. 28, 2020