John Pascoe Fawkner (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
John Pascoe Fawkner

John Pascoe Fawkner was an early Australian pioneer, businessman and politician of Melbourne, Australia. In 1835 he financed a party of free settlers from Van Diemen’s Land, to sail to the mainland in his ship, Enterprize. Fawkner’s party sailed to Port Phillip and up the Yarra River to found a settlement which became the city of Melbourne.

Born: Oct 20, 1792, Cripplegate, London, England, Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: Sept 4, 1869, Collingwood, Colony of Victoria, British Empire
Nationality: British
Occupation: Businessman, pioneer, politician
Spouse(s): Eliza Cobb
Parent(s): John Fawkner, Hannah Pascoe

About John Pascoe Fawkner

Australian politician who financed a party of free settlers from Van Diemen’s Land to sail mainland in his ship called Borrowdale in 1835.

Before Fame

He worked on his family’s farm as a child and then started working as a builder and sawyer at the age of 18.


He purchased the schooner Enterprize in 1835 to search for a suitable site in the Port Phillip District.

Family Life

He married Eliza Cobb in 1822.


Like him, Andrew Fisher was an Australian politician.

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