State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 68 Spring 2001

Fig. 6: 'Dutigalla - A tract of country ceded by the Native Chiefs of Southern Australia to john Batman 6 June 1835'. Manuscript map probably drawn by John Helder Wedge (1792-1827), surveyor to the Port Phillip Association, to show Batman's explorations and the land supposedly ceded by the Aborigines. It came to the Library's collection from Robert Russell, via Mrs Eliza Newton, widow of Batman's clerk and executor E.T. Newton. Interestingly, it shows land reserved for a township (Melbourne) on the southern side of the Yarra River, called the Batman by Wedge. Map Collection, State Library of Victoria. [map]

Fig. 6: ‘Dutigalla — A tract of conutry ceded by the Native Chiefs of Southern Australia to John Batman 6 June 1835’. Manuscript map probably drawn by John Helder Wedge (1792–1827), Surveyor to the Port Phillip Association, to show Batman's explorations and the land supposedly ceded by the Aborigines. It came to the Library's collection from Robert Russell, via Mrs. Eliza Newton, widow of Batman's clerk and executor E.T. Newton. Interestingly, it shows land reserved for a township (Melbourne) on the southern side of the Yarra River, called the Batman by Wedge. Map Collectino, State Library of Victoria.