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Why is it called Queenscliff?

Why is it called Queenscliff?

Shortland’s Bluff was named in honour of Lieutenant John Shortland, who assisted in the surveying of Port Phillip. Land sales began in 1853, the same year the name was changed to Queenscliff by Lieutenant Charles La Trobe, in honour of Queen Victoria.

How old is Queenscliff?

History of Queenscliff This first settlement was proclaimed Queenscliff on 23 June 1853, and two months later the first town lots were sold. Prior to these developments, between 1838 and 1843, pilot operations had begun, a grazing lease had been granted, and a lighthouse had been established in the area.

When was Queenscliff established?

A light station was constructed on the headland in 1842 and a township was surveyed in 1853. Its post office (1853) was named Shortland’s Bluff, but changed to Queenscliff in 1854, that being the official name bestowed as a compliment to Queen Victoria.

What’s the population of Queenscliff?

1,315 people
In the 2016 Census, there were 1,315 people in Queenscliff (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 47.0% were male and 53.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

When was the first pier in Queenscliff built?

Queenscliff’s first pier, then known as the Fishermen’s Pier, was completed in 1857. It was not until some thirty years later that the second Steamer Pier was constructed adjacent to the former and periodically extended from the mid to late 1880s to cope with the demand in pleasure bay steamer services.

When was the first Queenscliff ferry terminal built?

Queenscliff Ferry Terminal built 1993. Heritage Victoria Listed. Queenscliff’s first pier, then known as the Fishermen’s Pier, was completed in 1857.

Where does Queenscliff Football Club play their football?

The Queenscliff Football Club is the town’s Australian rules football club which participates in the Bellarine Football League . Golfers play at the course of the Queenscliff Golf Club at Swan Island.

When is the best time to visit Queenscliff pier?

Visited on Saturday 15th February. This is a busy place with the ferry arriving from Sorrento and people using the moorings nearby. Well worth checking out when you come to Queenscliff. The pier in Queenscliff is an excellent place to see the sights of Port Philip Bay, and the skyline of Queenscliff.