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Location

15 CAPE NELSON ROAD PORTLAND, Glenelg Shire

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Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) Number

H0240

Heritage Overlay Number

HO99

Level of Significance

Registered

Extent of Registration

Town of Portland. No. 240. Burswood, 15 Cape Nelson Road, Portland. [Victoria Government Gazette No 100 Wednesday, October 9 1974 p.3649]

Statement of Significance

In December 1800, Lieutenant James Grant on board the Lady Nelson sighted a wide bay which he named Portland Bay after a Secretary of State, the Duke of Portland. The bay had an abundance of seals and whales and by the early 1830s, sealers and whalers had established a whaling station and trading port on the bay. As the richness of the pastoral hinterland became apparent, other settlers, led by the pioneering Henty brothers, took up land in the ... more

Year Construction Started 1855
Architectural Style Victorian Period (1851-1901) Regency
Heritage Act Categories Heritage place
Municipality GLENELG SHIRE

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