John Batman, the Founder of Victoria

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S. Mullen, 1867 - Victoria - 105 pages
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Page 69 - ... delivered to us by John Batman, residing in Van Diemen's Land, Esquire, but at present sojourning with us and our tribe, do, for ourselves, our heirs, and successors, give, grant, enfeoff, and confirm...
Page 66 - After some time, and full explanation, I found eight chiefs amongst them, who possessed the whole of the country near Port Phillip. Three brothers, all of the same name, are the principal chiefs, and two of them men of six feet high, and very good looking; the other not so tall, but stouter. The other five chiefs were fine men. After a full explanation of what my object was, I purchased two large tracts...
Page 25 - I have the honour of enclosing herewith a copy of each of the deeds executed by the natives to me, which I confidently trust will most clearly manifest that I have proceeded upon an equitable principle, that my object has not been possession and expulsion, or what is worse, extermination, but, possession and civilization ; and the reservation of the annual tribute to those who are the real owners of the soil will afford evidence of the sincerity of my professions, in wishing to protect and civilize...
Page 63 - General and Governor-in-Chief of the territory of New South Wales and its dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, etc., etc.
Page 68 - Batman, his heirs and assigns, all that tract of country situate and being in the Bay of Port Phillip, known by the name of Indented Head, but called by us Geelong, extending across from Geelong harbour about due south for ten miles, more or less, to the head of Port Phillip, taking in the whole neck or tract of land...
Page 12 - Devon cattle imported from England ; and also of a fine breed of horses. We propose to ship from this place 1,500 to 2,000 sheep ; 30 head of superior cows, oxen, horses...
Page 69 - Jagajaga, Jagajaga, the three principal chiefs, and also Cooloolock, Bungarie, Yanyan, Moowhip, and Monmarmalar, the chiefs of the said tribe, have hereunto affixed our seals to these presents, and have signed the same. Dated, according to the Christian era, this 6th day of June, 1835. Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of us, the same having been fully and properly interpreted and explained to the said chiefs. JAGAJAGA, his x mark.
Page 69 - Mommarmalar also, being the Chiefs of a certain Native Tribe, called Dutigallar, situate at and near Port Phillip, called by us, the above mentioned Chiefs...
Page 67 - The mark is always made when the ceremony of knocking out the teeth in the front is done. However, after this I desired, through my natives, for him to make his mark ; which, after looking about some time, and hesitating some few minutes, he took the tomahawk and cut out in the bark of the tree his mark, which is attached to the deed, and is the signature of the country and tribe.
Page 23 - I advanced alone and joined them, and was introduced to them by my natives, two of whom spoke nearly the same language, and so as to be perfectly intelligible to them. The two interpreters explained to them, by my directions, that I had come in a vessel from the other shores to settle amongst them, and to be upon friendly terms; that I was, although a white, a countryman of theirs, and would protect them; and I wished them to return with me to their huts where I had left some presents for them. After...

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