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Portland is in the lower NW section in the state of Victoria located at the Portland Bay. The whalers and sealers actually were the first to settle in the Portland area, but around 1834 Edward Henty and family were the first ones to actually turn soil in Victoria and they.re credited for Portland, but it is said since Victoria hadn.t been declared a settlement that the Hentys were homesteading illegally.
Henty was the first to plant crops in and around the bay area, but Victoria was not declared a colony until 1851. Before you arrive in Portland, it is a good idea to take care of your car hire, which saves time and many times money. Like so many older towns Portland hit a peak of prosperity and than sort of remained quiet for years . now in the 20th Century it has once again become an important Port.
Portland offers many enjoyable sites for the business person, or those on family vacation . check out the 3rd largest Aluminum smelter in the world. Portland, along with Alcoa, CITIC and Marubeni have joined forces and are partners of Portland Aluminum. The only way to enjoy the Portland area is by doing a car hire unless you.re up to very long marathons.
There are maritime museums, a cable trams that travels to some parks and historic sites. Take a snapshot of Portland.s lifeboat, one of the oldest in the world and take time to enjoy great restaurants and excellent entertainment, because Portland is famous for its cultural diversity.
The Gunditjmara were the only Aboriginal people in Australia that were quiet, passive and super intelligent; they lived in small circular huts made out of stone. The Gunditjmara are still in the Portland area and are excellent agriculturalists, actually they developed a unique irrigation system.
Grab a jet, get a car hire and come visit a town worth seeing . you.ll love the hospitality of the residents and be amazed at the strong comeback Portland is making in the 21st Century.