Which is the real John Batman – the first though ultimately unsuccessful founder of Melbourne? Was he a liar, thief and cheat, or an entrepreneur with humanity and a good idea?John Batman is figure with two faces that keeps his legendary status as an Australian pioneer pursuing his goals with boldness and flair.So, was he just another rogue or an entrepreneur with a cunning plan?Early YearsBorn in Sydney in 1801, he lived from 1821 as a grazier in Van Diemen’s Land, now called Tasmania. He was known for hunting down outlawed bushrangers that were terrorising the country.He also worked towards conciliation with the Aboriginals, spoke their languages and attempted to stop their extermination. That this involved isolating them into certain areas can in hindsight be taken against him, but was at his time not necessarily a sign of cruelty.John Batman was known for his spirit of adventure and determination. He was able to see and grasp an opportunity.Accessible land was in short supply in Tasmania. As a free colonist, Batman planned to expand sheep and cattle farming across the Bass Straight. He applied for land in what today is Victoria. This was rejected. Being who he was, Batman did not… Read full this story
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