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First Land Sales in St Kilda

On the side wall of a St Kilda Convenience Store in Ackland Street.

Erected as part of Victoria's 150 year anniversary.  It is headed by the logo for the event.

Plaque Reads:

Victoria 150

Growing together 1984-5

This plaque marks the site of

The first block of land sold in the

First crown land sales in St. Kilda

7th December 1842

The buyer was Lieut. James Ross Lawrence, R.N.,

Captain of the schooner 'Lady of St. Kilda'

He named Acland Street after Sir Thomas Dyke Ackland

Owner of the  'Lady of St. Kilda'

This plaque was unveiled by

Commander R. S. Veale R.A.N. (RETD), C.M.G

for St. Kilda City Council

24th March 1985

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submitted by @gregorystorer

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