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Victoria’s early explorers left a permanent mark on the landscape.
John Batman's contract with the Wurundjeri people presents some inconsistencies.
The second attempt at convict settlement in Port Phillip Bay brought to light an embarrassing blunder by previous explorers.
After some initial problems, Melbourne's city grid became an iconic feature of a rapidly growing town.
He was a man of strong opinions, and a central figure in the early years of Port Phillip.
In the 1930s, an educational pamphlet taught children a version of their town's history.
It lacked the complexity of newspapers today, but Fawkner's ‘rag' was the beginning of Melbourne's media.
John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner are credited as Melbourne's first pioneers, but who arrived first?
Before Melbourne was even established, John Pascoe Fawkner was dreaming of how he wanted it to be.
They may have both been called 'Eliza', but Batman and Fawkner's wives were very different women.