Has Seized Territory Without Risk or Capital

The Sydney Monitor

9 October 1836

Sir, I perceive that Mr. Gellebrand, surnamed (King Gellebrand) by the Vandemonians, as being one of the principal promoters and advisers of the modest "Port Phillip" Company or company who has seized a territory without risk or capital and three of his Ministers have arrived on our shores; and, as I am given to understand, with the intention of endeavouring to cajole the Sydney Government, either to establish them in their monopolizing speculation of retaining on easy terms, only 140,000 acres of the best Land in the new Colony, or compensating them for their disappointment. As many of our Graziers from the vicinity of Goulbourn, Yass, and Bathurst intend forming establishments in the neighbourhood of Port Phillip, they must trust to the influence of the "Sydney Monitor" to counteract any scheme these worthies may have on foot to the prejudice of all future Emigrants and Settlers generally.

I am. Sir Your obedient servant, A. Grazier.

Sydney October 15th, 1836.