CHARLES BATMAN or BATEMAN was the youngest child of WILLIAM BATMAN and MARY BATMAN (née MOBBS). He was the brother of JOHN BATMAN, who went on to be a mass killer of Aboriginal People and the Founder of Melbourne. CHARLES died of unrecorded causes at age 9. He is at rest beside his parents, WILLIAM and MARY.
- Alternate: CHARLES BATEMAN
- Alternate: CHARLES PARR BATMAN
- Section 3, Row B, No. 11, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.
- Son of WILLIAM BATMAN
- Son of MARY BATMAN (née MOBBS)
- Brother of MARIA WHITE (née BATMAN)
- Brother of ROBERT BATMAN
- Brother of JOHN BATMAN
- Brother of HENRY BATMAN
- Brother of WILLIAM RICHARD BATMAN
- Nephew of WILLIAM MOBBS
Abstract: In recent years, Parramatta Lanes festivalgoers have packed into a narrow laneway bearing the sign ‘Batman Walk’ off Macquarie Street, Parramatta, to feast on flavoursome street food whilst feasting their eyes on quirky art installations. Perhaps one or two attentive types made a jocular comment about the caped crusader, little realising that this particular laneway actually owed its name to an old Parramatta family that resided here, in a humble cottage that predated and once shared the same allotment as the architect James Houison’s two-storey sandstone Georgian townhouse at 64 Macquarie Street. The present day redevelopment of Parramatta being what it is, even since the festival, the laneway has been widened as part of the city’s new Civic Link: ‘a green, pedestrianised public space and cultural spine’ physically ‘connect[ing] public life from the heart of Parramatta CBD to the River.’ Yet, due to its former occupants ‘the Batmans,’ a small vertebra of that ‘cultural spine’ also invisibly connects to Parramatta’s historic St. John’s Cemetery, and even more broadly, connects the City of Parramatta to Lutruwita (Tasmania) and the City of Melbourne in historically significant ways. Read more>>
# Born in colony
# Burial year: 1818
# Grave: marked