John Pascoe Fawkner

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Birthday
20, 1792
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Sep 4, 1869 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
20, 1792
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Sep 4, 1869 (76)

About

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.

Trivia

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.

Associated With

Like him, Andrew Fisher was an Australian politician.