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John Batman Monument

Monument at the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne.

 

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John Batman

Born at PARRAMATTA N.S.W. 1800

Died at MELBOURNE 6th May 1839

He entered PORT PHILLIP HEADS

29th May 1835

As leader of an expedition which 

was organised bin LAUNCESTON V.D.L.

to form a settlement and founded one

on this site of Melbourne then unoccupied

 

Lower section:

This monument was 

erected

by public subscription in

Victoria

1881

Circumspice

submitted by: @gregorystorer

J.W. Brown Carlton

 

Things to note:  Melbourne is called Melbourne and not Batman - aren't we glad.  

Laucenston V.D.L is Van Diemen's land, now called Tasmania.

The site was not unoccupied, the locals had been here over 40,000 years,  white settlement had a disastrous impact on their lives and culture.

Circumspice is Latin for something along the lines if you want to see his monument, look around you.  (i.e. Melbourne is his monument)

 

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