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|
|Occupation:||Businessman, pioneer, politician|
|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.
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.
He married Eliza Cobb in 1822.
Like him, Andrew Fisher was an Australian politician.
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