The ruins of Victoria Settlement are 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. The settlers built a Governor's residence, one of the first elevated houses ever built, a hospital, church, military and married quarters with distinctive round Cornish chimneys. Isolation and disease eventually drove the inhabitants out, and the ruins are all that remain.
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