Batman, John, 1800-1839

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Epithet: Founder of Colony of Victoria, Australia

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x00026a

Batman was an Australian farmer and businessman who was one of the first settlers of the Melbourne area. He has been known as one of the few settlers who tried to reach agreement on land use with the local Aboriginal people. Batman was born in Sydney. He spent time in Tasmania (then called Van Diemen's Land) where he began farming, initially on granted land, but his holdings gradually expanded through purchases. During this time, he was involved in conflicts with the Tasmanian Aborigines. In 1828-1830 Batman won a commendation from governer Arthur for the wise caring of the Aborigines. Batman travelled to Geelong in 1835. He signed a treaty with seven aborigines which gave Batman 243,000 hectares in return for axes, blankets, sundry and other articles.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1838-1940. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224457853

Pioneer and explorer. Born in 1801 at Rose Hill (now Parramatta). Founded the Port Phillip Association.

From the description of Letter to James Simpson, 1830 Jun. 26 [manuscript]. 1830. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225354452

Epithet: of MS Facsimile 64

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Colonizer.

From the description of John Batman deeds, 1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452635

Pioneer. Born in 1801 in Rose Hill (now Parramatta). Founded the Port Phillip Association. With James Gumm, William Todd, Alexander Thompson and seven aborigines he left the Launceston in the Rebecca on the 10th May, 1835. Explored the Geelong area and realised the potentialities of the site "for a future village."

From the description of Diaries. 1830-1835. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225641765

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creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Indenture [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Port Phillip Association. Documents. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1800-1839. John Batman deeds, 1835. Library of Congress
referencedIn Port Phillip Association. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Deeds. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Diaries. Libraries Australia
referencedIn COUNTERPART Of a deed of conveyance of land at Port Philip, now the site of Melbourne, Victoria, by the native chiefs to John Batman, Founder of Victoria Colony, for twenty pairs of blankets, thirty tomahawks, one hundred knives, fifty pairs of sciss... British Library
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. The Batman deed [Melbourne]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. The Batman deed [Geelong]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Todd, William. Journal [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Deed. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Kenyon, Alfred S. (Alfred Stephen), 1867-1943. Notes on the Batmans [manuscript] / A. S. Kenyon. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Deed for the purchase of the sites of Melbourne and Geelong from the Aborigines on 6 Jun 1835 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Batman, John, 1801-1839. Letter to James Simpson, 1830 Jun. 26 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Todd, William. Journal [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Barry, Redmond Sir, 1813-1880. Letters. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Todd, William. Letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Kenyon, A. S. (Alfred Stephen), 1867-1943. [Archives]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Port Phillip Association. Records [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Umphelby, Edward William. Memorandum of agreement. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Robertson & Mullens. Papers, 1848-1961 [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Todd, William. Journal [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn (u) Deeds of conveyance of land at Port Philip, now the site of Melbourne, Victoria, from the native chiefs to John Batman, 6 June 1835; photographs of two out of the three identical copies of the conveyance, the third being Add. Ch. 37766 in the Bri... British Library
referencedIn Port Phillip Association. Documents. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Romanov-Hughes, Alexander, 1949-. Family history. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869. Papers. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Barry, Redmond Sir, 1813-1880. person
associatedWith Batman, Eliza. person
associatedWith Bostock, James. person
associatedWith Connolly, Michael. person
associatedWith Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869. person
associatedWith Fyans, Foster, 1786-1870. person
associatedWith Gunner, Henry F. person
associatedWith Gunn, James. person
associatedWith Kenyon, Alfred S. (Alfred Stephen), 1867-1943. person
correspondedWith Port Phillip Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Robertson & Mullens corporateBody
associatedWith Romanov-Hughes, Alexander, 1949- person
correspondedWith Simpson, James, 1792?-1857 person
associatedWith Thomson, Alexander, 1800-1866. person
associatedWith Tidd, William. person
associatedWith Todd, William. person
associatedWith Umphelby, Edward William. person
associatedWith Warrnambool Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Wedge, John Helder, 1793-1872. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tasmania
Melbourne, Australia
Port Phillip Bay Region--Victoria
Victoria
Australia--Port Phillip Bay Region (Vic.)
Victoria
Tasmania
Geelong (Vic.)
Melbourne (Vic.)
Australia--Port Phillip Bay Region (Vic.)
New South Wales
Melbourne, Australia
Australia--Port Phillip Bay Region (Vic.)
Melbourne (Vic.)
Port Phillip Bay Region--Victoria
Port Phillip Bay Region (Vic.)
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Deeds
Pioneers
Pioneers--Correspondence
Pioneers--Diaries
Aboriginal Tasmanians--Treatment
Aboriginal Australians--Treatment of
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Birth 1800-01-21

Death 1839-05-06

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