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14-January-2016
14-January-2016

Photographs supplied by Neil Follett

Plaque commemorates the site of the home in Collingwood of John Pascoe Fawkner where he died at the age of 77.

John Pascoe Fawkner (20 October 1792 – 4 September 1869) was an early pioneer, businessman and politician of Melbourne, Victoria, 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.

Location

Address:334 Smith Street, On planter on footpath, Collingwood, 3066
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.799214
Long: 144.984509
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Front Inscription

Near this spot lived John Pascoe Fawkner

One of the founders of Melbourne

Arrived on the site of Melbourne 10th October, 1835,

Died at Collingwood, 4th September, 1869, aged 77.

Source: MA,VMR,RHSV
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