The Friends of Collins 1803 Settlement group is concerned to preserve the landscape of the settlement site as it would have been in 1803.
It also aims to inform children and adults about:
* the early British exploration of bass Strait and Port Phillip (HERE), and
* the frontier relationship between Boon wurrung people and the British arrivals. (HERE)
ABOUT THE 1803 SETTLEMENT CENTRE AT SORRENTO
For many years, visitors to Sorrento could visit a display centre located on the Eastern Sister, at the top of a path leading to the Early Settler’s Graves.
In 2003 scientists determined that the display centre was located on an unstable cliff face, and so it was demolished.
A new centre has been built at the foot of the Eastern Sister. It is called the 1803 Settlement Centre, Sorrento. It opened in September 2008.
WE WELCOME VISITS BY GROUPS.
For further information about FOCS or Group Visits
Friends of Collins 1803 Settlement is a group of the Nepean Historical Society. Any contribution over $2 is tax deductible.