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Portland Bay

Portland Bay

Portland Bay is a small Bay off the coast of Victoria, Australia. It is about 360 km west of Melbourne. The main town on the bay is also named Portland.

The bay was named after the Duke of Portland, a Secretary of State and later Prime Minister of Britain, by Lieutenant James Grant sailing on the Lady Nelson, on 7 December 1800. The town of Portland later took its name from the bay.

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