Charles La Trobe arrived in Australia in 1839 to become Superintendent of the Port Phillip District (now known as Victoria). He helped create the City of Melbourne and oversaw Victoria's separation from New South Wales. Letters to La Trobe is an online timeline of some key correspondence that La Trobe received as Superintendant between 1839 and 1851 as he built major buildings and public spaces across Melbourne.
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