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From the ancient meetings of Indigenous people to the backbreaking labour of sunburnt men unloading a steam engine, the history of Point Gellibrand is a story of activity. The first and key disembarkment point for Australia until the 1850s, the site contains a rich history associated with Victoria’s early settlement and the state’s ongoing commerce and wealth creation.

Point Gellibrand’s most significant landmark is the Timeball Tower that was constructed in 1849 to guide ships past the nearby reef. Other cultural and historical structures include a former burial ground, the convict seawall, remains of former railway yards and the Ann Street Footbridge.

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