Eliza Batman, the Irish convict reinvented as 'Melbourne's founding mother', was both colonised and coloniser on two violent frontiers
By Penny Edmonds, Matthew Flinders Professor, Flinders University
Michelle Berry, Adjunct researcher, Flinders University
Eliza Batman has remained largely a footnote to her husband, whose dark deeds in the war over land are now well-known. How should we remember her today?
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- Wednesday, June 7, 2023