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A Chronology
Timeline through letters

1839
Charles Joseph La Trobe lays the foundation stone of St James’ Church, then on the corner of William and Little Collins Streets; it later moves further north in King Street.

1839

Redmond Barry arrives in Melbourne and practices as a barrister; he later becomes a judge of the newly proclaimed Supreme Court of Victoria.
1840
Geelong Advertiser newspaper is first published by John Pascoe Fawkner; it is Victoria’s oldest surviving newspaper.
1841
Land is set aside for the Domain parkland and future Government House.
1842
A post office opens at Alberton (later Port Albert) in Gippsland, the fourth to open in the Port Phillip District after Melbourne, Geelong and Portland.
1847
Construction of the Cape Otway lighthouse commences.
1847
Charles Joseph La Trobe makes an eight-day journey of exploration into Gippsland on horseback through difficult terrain.

1850

Charles Joseph La Trobe announces Separation from New South Wales; he does this under a very old red gum (Eucalyptus rostrata) in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens.
 

1850

Charles Joseph La Trobe opens the new Prince's Bridge over the Yarra River; it is replaced by the current bridge in 1888.
 
1851
The first Legislative Council of Victoria meets at Saint Patrick's Hall in Bourke Street.
1852
The Ticonderoga arrives at Point Nepean from Liverpool carrying scores of fever stricken passengers; there are 70 deaths while she is in quarantine.

1856
The first Victorian Parliament opens in the newly contructed Paliament House and Responsible Government commences.

 

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Compiled by Helen Armstrong, presentation by John Botham
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