Quote of the Day: John Batman on Melbourne


John Batman achieved quite a lot in his short life of just 38 years. Among them, he established a city which would, within the space of fifty years, become the largest and wealthiest in the southern hemispere.

This simple line on the founding of Melbourne is the XYZ Quote of the Day:

“This is the place for a village.”


It’s your XYZ.

Photo by Percita

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David Hiscox
David has studied history and political science at Melbourne University. His thesis was written on how the utilisation of Missile Defence can help to achieve nuclear disarmament. His interest in history was piqued by playing a flight simulator computer game about the Battle of Britain, and he hopes to one day siphon the earnings from his political writings into funding the greatest prog-rock concept album the world has ever seen.