Expedition to New Holland
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
30 May 1835
Mr. Batman proceeded on Sunday last in the sloop Rebecca, from Launceston to Port Phillip, or Western Port, with the first part of his expedition, to form an establishment on that part of the continent of New Holland.
He takes with him seven natives and three English servants, eleven in all.
He proposes to purchase from the Chiefs of that part of the country such a territory as he may require, of which he will himself become the Chief, with the best of all possible titles, that of the real proprietor, he returns for his family, Mrs. Batman and six daughters, as soon as he is established.
We sincerely wish him every success.