Days later, still in 1851 gold was discovered near Ballarat, and subsequently at Bendigo.
Later discoveries occurred at many sites across Victoria.
At state level, the Parliament of Victoria consists of the Legislative Assembly (the lower house) and the Legislative Council (the upper house).
As of 2017 the Labor Party governs in Victoria, with Daniel Andrews serving as premier since 2014.
The expedition landed at Settlement Point (now Corinella), on the eastern side of Western Port Bay, which was the headquarters until the abandonment of Western Port at the insistence of Governor Darling about 12 months afterwards.