Victoria settlement, Port Essington, Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory
Victoria Settlement is one of two failed British settlements on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park. A group of British soldiers, some with families, arrived in 1838 and spent 11 years establishing the settlement. Isolation and disease eventually drove the inhabitants out, the ruins remain as a monument to the hardships faced by the early colonists.
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