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The plaque commemorates English-born journalist and publisher, John Fairfax (1804 - 1877). 

John Fairfax’s best-known and arguably greatest legacy was, and remains, the Sydney Morning Herald – long a national institution as much as it is an enduring source of local and international news. John Fairfax was also the founder of the Sydney-based firm John Fairfax and Sons - today’s Fairfax Media.

The Woollahra Council Plaque Scheme honours exceptional people or events associated with our local government area, that have made a significant impact on life in the area or Australia as a nation.


Address:Victoria Road, Close to Ginahgulla, Scots College Grounds, Bellevue Hill, 2023
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.874751
Long: 151.252881
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
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Woollahra Municipal Council

John Fairfax

1804 - 1877

Journalist and publisher lived here

Celebrating Our History

Source: Woollahra Council, ADB
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au