Points of Interest Category: Historical POI's 1841-1860, Historical, Site | Cultural, and Site | Explore, PioneerPoints of Interest Tags: Bellarine Peninsula and History | Historical - Bellarine Peninsula
One of the earliest recorded settlers in the Portarlington area was Henry Bynton (or Baynton), a butcher, who had moved from Hobart, Tasmania to Geelong c 1839. He also set up a station or run in Portarlington from where he operated a cattle shipping service between Portarlington and Van Diemen’s Land (now known as Tasmania).
Reference to Bynton is also found on the map below, c 1840:
Enlarged Version: Point Richards – Map – c 1840
Facilities within this precinct of the ‘Portarlington Recreation Reserve‘ include: sheltered barbecues, picnic tables, boat ramps, jetties, public toilets, car park, rubbish bins, some water, and a playground for the children . . .
– Located approximately 5 km West of Portarlington’s Town Centre – obtain Directions here
– Car Parking available at the north end of Point Richards Road
– Other Historical POI’s in Portarlington
– Facilities available at Portarlington include:
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Parking & Transfers:
- Off Street Parking
- Gravel Track
- Sealed Road