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Author Bonwick, James, 1817-1906.

Title John Batman the founder of Victoria / by James Bonwick ; Edited with an introduction and notes by C.E. Sayers
Edition Link history edition
Published Melbourne : Wren, 1973


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.502 Batman Bon/Jbt  AVAILABLE
 MELB  994.5 B333 Z/B  AVAILABLE
Description xxxi, 127 pages ; 20 cm
Series Link history series
Link history series
Summary Apart from a reminder or two in the name of a street or a parliamentary electorate, or a plaque recording the site of his firs cottage, John Batman is one of the most neglected of Victoria's pioneers. Yet it was John Batman who, in June 1835, noted in his Journal of a spot about six miles up the Yarra River: "this will be the place for a village'. And for a brief four years he grazed his flock of sheep over a vast unoccupied territory, the occupier and presumptive owner of most of the land on which Melbourne now stands. First published in 1867, and reprinted the following year, James Bonwicks's life of Batman was written with undisguised bias, and a vindication of Batman's place in history as the founder of Melbourne and a pioneer of Port Phillip settlement, a claim hotly contested by the ebullient John Pascoe Fawkner
Analysis Victoria, 1835-1839. Batman, John, 1801-1839. Early works, 1868
Notes First edition published, Melbourne: Samuel Mullen, 1867. Second edition published, Melbourne: Fergusson and Moore, 1868
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Batman, John, 1800-1839.
Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869.
Land settlement -- Australia -- Victoria -- Port Phillip District (Victoria)
Port Phillip District, Victoria -- History
Victoria -- History -- 1834-1851
Victoria -- History -- 1835-1839
Victoria -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Sayers, C. E. (Charles Edward)
LC no. 74196559
ISBN 0858850222