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Charles Joseph LaTrobe

Charles Joseph LaTrobe was Victoria’s first governor. He was born on the 20th of March in 1801, in London. He was married to Rose Isabelle De Meuron. There are a lot of things named after him, for example, LaTrobe University and LaTrobe Street. Here is how he became Victoria’s first Governor… When Victoria was still part of NSW, he was chosen in 1839 by the NSW government to be the manager of The Port Phillip District. When Victoria separated from NSW  in 1851, Charles Joseph LaTrobe was made the Lieutenant- Governor of the new colony. 

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