John Batman cause of death

John Batman's Death

Born (Birthday) January 21, 1801

Death Date May 6, 1839

Age of Death 38 years

Cause of Death Syphilis

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The explorer John Batman died at the age of 38. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Best remembered as a member of the 19th-century expedition that established a settlement near Australia’s Port Phillip Bay that would later become the city of Melbourne, this farmer and businessman signed a treaty with Australian Aboriginals living in the area that is present-day Victoria.

In his early twenties, he moved from the Sydney area to Tasmania (then called Van Diemen’s Land) to become a grazier (pastoral farmer).

In late 1829, he attacked and massacred or captured members of an Aboriginal family.

Personal Life

His marriage to Elizabeth Callaghan resulted in eight children: seven girls and one boy.

He and Hamilton Hume were both Australian explorers of the Nineteenth Century.

How did John Batman die?

Batman moved to the colony with his convict wife, Elizabeth Callaghan, and their seven daughters, settling on what is now known as Batman’s Hill. He died of syphilis shortly afterwards at the age of 38.