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The paper scroll commemorates John Pascoe Fawkner, who was the founder of Melbourne, co-founder of the church and its first benefactor.

John Pascoe Fawkner (1792 – 1869) was an early pioneer, businessman and politician of Melbourne, Australia. In 1835 he financed a party of free settlers from Van Dieman'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:120 Collins Street, St Michael`s Uniting Church, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.814469
Long: 144.969119
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Art
Monument Theme:People


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1992
Front Inscription

In the 150th year of the City of Melbourne this scroll was placed in St Michael`s Church to honour the name of John Pascoe Fawkner

Founder of the City of Melbourne in the Colony of Victoria

Member of the first City Council and the first Legislative Council

Co-founder of this church, and its first benefactor. 

St Michael`s Day 1992

Source: MA
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