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Batmania HTML version

Batmania HTML version

WARNING: The National Museum of Australia endeavours to always treat Aboriginal culture with great respect. Please be aware that this site contains images of people who are deceased.

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is a fun way to explore the people and events surrounding the foundation of Melbourne.

Do the historical documents portray the true story? What were the motives of the main players? What was John Batman really like? Fact or fiction - you decide.

Objects from the Museum's collection featured in Batmania include:

  • the Batman Land Deed;
  • the letter from Wedge to Batman; and
  • the letter from the Port Phillip Association to Lord Glenelg.

Explore the HTML version

Use the navigational links on the right to explore the HTML version of the Batmania interactive, starting with Prior history.

Explore the interactive version

Launch Batmania Flash interactive (requires Flash)