On Sunday afternoon, 6 June 2010, a small group of interested persons visited the place where John Batman is assumed to have met with native chiefs at the Merri Creek, Northcote in 1835.
The Port Phillip Pioneers Group was represented by Barbara Hawkins and Alexander Romanov-Hughes. Also present were local historians Rex Harcourt and Fred Bruton, Fiona Richardson, MP, and a group of local residents interested in caring for the site. Wurundjeri elder, Ian Hunter made an earlier visit.
Two days later, on Tuesday 8 June 2010, Fiona Richardson MP made a speech in the Victorian State Parliament to mark the event.
This was followed by an article and photo in the local "Northcote Leader" newspaper of 16 June 2010. (Article reprinted courtesy of Nick Miller, Leader Community Newspapers)
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