Farmer and famed bushranger hunter John Batman arrives in Port Phillip on April 20, 1836, to found a settlement he named Batmania.

Mr Batman signed a treaty with the Kulin people, renting the land for 40 blankets, 30 axes, 100 knives, 50 scissors, 30 mirrors, 200 handkerchiefs, 100 pounds of flour and six shirts.

Famed painter John Glover described Mr Batman as “a rogue, thief, cheat and liar, a murderer of blacks and the vilest man I have ever known”.

Mr Batman died three years later of syphilis. The settlement of Batmania would later be renamed Melbourne.

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