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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.
|Address:||334 Smith Street, On planter on footpath, Collingwood, 3066|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.799214|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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.