Portland’s rich maritime history as the birthplace of Victoria will be documented in artwork proposed for the façade of Portland’s new foreshore toilets.
Public feedback is sought on concept designs for the new-look circular design, which is currently under construction.
The themes symbolise the 38 immigrant ships which arrived in Portland over a six year period from 1851 to 1857. More than 11,000 assisted immigrants arrived during this period from Great Britain, settling largely in the Western District.
The design concepts include larger than life silhouettes of a family arriving on-shore, whilst another illustration features various names of the vessels which arrived over the settlement period, including the Clara, Bloomer and Nestor in 1854.
To view the designs click on the link below.
Written submissions should be sent to:
Glenelg Shire Council
New Foreshore Toilets – Artwork Options
PO BOX 152
PORTLAND VIC 3305
For further information contact cultural collection officer Trevor Smith on 5522 2319.