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Sorrento is a coastal township in Victoria, Australia, located on the shores of Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula, about one and a half hours by car south of Melbourne. The first permanent European settlers in the area were the English, Irish and Scottish (many descendant Skeltons, Sullivan's, Watts, Clarkes, Morgan's, Keating/Siemering's still live in Sorrento and surrounding townships). It is thought that the name 'Sorrento' (after the Italian seaside town) was conferred upon what was known as Sullivans Bay when the first developer arrived in Sorrento in the 1870s. In 1803, 30 years before the founding of Melbourne, Sullivan Bay in Sorrento became the site of Victoria's first mainland European settlement. Due to a lack of freshwater, the settlement was short-lived and subsequently moved to Hobart in Tasmania. Victoria's first magistrates' court, public hospital, postal service and government printing office were established in Sorrento. The first Victorian wedding, christening and funeral services were held at Sullivan Bay.

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