Monument at the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne.
Born at PARRAMATTA N.S.W. 1800
Died at MELBOURNE 6th May 1839
He entered PORT PHILLIP HEADS
29th May 1835
As leader of an expedition which
was organised bin LAUNCESTON V.D.L.
to form a settlement and founded one
on this site of Melbourne then unoccupied
This monument was
by public subscription in
submitted by: @gregorystorer
J.W. Brown Carlton
Things to note: Melbourne is called Melbourne and not Batman - aren't we glad.
Laucenston V.D.L is Van Diemen's land, now called Tasmania.
The site was not unoccupied, the locals had been here over 40,000 years, white settlement had a disastrous impact on their lives and culture.
Circumspice is Latin for something along the lines if you want to see his monument, look around you. (i.e. Melbourne is his monument)