The Governors of the Australian states are the representatives in the six states of Australia of Australia's head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
State Governors continued to be appointed by the King on the advice of the Colonial Secretary in London, usually after an informal consultation with the state government.
The post of Governor was again called into question during the Depression of the 1930s, when the cost of maintaining six vice-regal establishments (as well as a Governor-General in Canberra) drew criticism from the labour movement and others.
Victoria's first settlement was at Portland, on the west coast of what is now Victoria, Melbourne was founded in 1835 by John Batman.
Victoria's northern border is the south bank of the Murray River, the river itself being part of New South Wales.
Victoria is regarded as the home of Australian Rules Football, with 10 of the 16 clubs of the major league (see Australian Football League) based in Victoria, and the traditional Grand Final held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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