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    Batman Memorial Fund, 14 December 1881 - 14 Dec 1881, courtesy of Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre.

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Batman Memorial Fund

Memo by John J. Shillinglaw describing the plinth erected by subscription to the memory of John Batman, which replaced his unremarked grave. The memo is written on a blank subscription list paper and dated 14 Dec 1881.

14 December 1881 - 14 Dec 1881
Melbourne; Queen Victoria Market
Physical description

Printed subscription list with memo handwritten in black ink. Letterhead in black reads "Batman Memorial Fund" in a bold gothic font; underneath is a sketch by Melbourne Police Magistrate Joseph Anderson Panton. The sketch shows a hunched old man supported by a cane and a boy, looking at a simple black cross in a graveyard, signifying the resting place of John Batman. Signed and dated by John J. Shillinglaw

PROV VPRS 3183/P0002/31, 1922/1586
Archival Source
VPRS 3183 City of Melbourne Town Clerk's Correspondence Files II, 1910 - 1982; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details