Melbourne In June 1835 John Batman and his colleagues from Tasmania realised a long held plan to establish a pastoral settlemnt int he area of Port Phillip. Having been refused in his earlier application for a grant of land at nearby Western Port by Governor Darling, the enterprising Batman negotiated with the local Aborigines to "purchase" approximately 240,000 hectacres of the land around Melbourne and Geelong. History of area with lots of full color photos.
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Book Description Nucolorvue, 2000. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71136013