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The Port Phillip Association (originally the "Geelong and Dutigalla Association") <ref>"Port Phillip Association", Encyclopædia Britannica online</ref> was formally formed in June 1835 to settle land in what would become Melbourne, which the association believed had been acquired by John Batman for the association from Wurundjeri elders after he had obtained their marks to a document, which came to be known as Batman's Treaty.

The leading members of the association were John Batman, a farmer, Joseph Gellibrand, a lawyer and former Attorney-General,<ref name="boyce"/> Charles Swanston, banker and member of the Legislative Council,<ref name="boyce"/> John Helder Wedge, surveyor and farmer, Henry Arthur, nephew of Lieutenant Governor George Arthur of Van Diemen’s Land, and various others including William Sams, Under Sheriff and Public Notary for Launceston,<ref name="boyce"/> Anthony Cottrell, Superintendent of Roads and Bridges,<ref name="boyce"/> John Collicott, Postmaster General,<ref name="boyce"/> James Simpson, Commissioner of the Land Bord and police magistrate,<ref name="boyce">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> John Sinclair, Superintendent of Convicts,<ref name="boyce"/> Michael Connolly, Thomas Bannister, and John and William Robertson.<ref>"Australian Dictionary of Biography"</ref>


Port Phillip Association sections
Intro   Objective    Batman's treaty    Proclamation    Unlawful occupation    Sale and dissolution   See also  External links  References  

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The Port Phillip Association (originally the "Geelong and Dutigalla Association") <ref>"Port Phillip Association", Encyclopædia Britannica online</ref> was formally formed in June 1835 to settle land in what would become Melbourne, which the association believed had been acquired by John Batman for the association from Wurundjeri elders after he had obtained their marks to a document, which came to be known as Batman's Treaty.

The leading members of the association were John Batman, a farmer, Joseph Gellibrand, a lawyer and former Attorney-General,<ref name="boyce"/> Charles Swanston, banker and member of the Legislative Council,<ref name="boyce"/> John Helder Wedge, surveyor and farmer, Henry Arthur, nephew of Lieutenant Governor George Arthur of Van Diemen’s Land, and various others including William Sams, Under Sheriff and Public Notary for Launceston,<ref name="boyce"/> Anthony Cottrell, Superintendent of Roads and Bridges,<ref name="boyce"/> John Collicott, Postmaster General,<ref name="boyce"/> James Simpson, Commissioner of the Land Bord and police magistrate,<ref name="boyce">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> John Sinclair, Superintendent of Convicts,<ref name="boyce"/> Michael Connolly, Thomas Bannister, and John and William Robertson.<ref>"Australian Dictionary of Biography"</ref>


Port Phillip Association sections
Intro   Objective    Batman's treaty    Proclamation    Unlawful occupation    Sale and dissolution   See also  External links  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Objective
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