The founding of township of Melbourne [chapter 44 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 44 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 28 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLIV The founding of township of Melbourne While John Batman was busily engaged in advancing the claims of the territory which he had so ingeniously acquired another expedition prepared […]

The settlement of Port Phillip [chapter 43 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 43 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 21 April 1935.] The story of Australia — XLIII The settlement of Port Phillip Victoria, the smallest State in the Commonwealth, formed up to the middle of 1851 a part of New South Wales, being known after […]