John Pascoe Fawkner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Pascoe Fawkner

(1792–1869) early pioneer to Victoria, Australia

Date of Birth: 20-Oct-1792

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 04-Sep-1869

Profession: businessperson, politician, explorer, diarist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About John Pascoe Fawkner

  • John Pascoe Fawkner (20 October 1792 – 4 September 1869) 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 (now called Tasmania), 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.

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