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John Pascoe Fawkner

John Pascoe Fawkner Biography

Politician


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.

FAMILY LIFE
He married Eliza Cobb in 1822.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Like him, Andrew Fisher was an Australian politician.
TRIVIA
He purchased the schooner Enterprize in 1835 to search for a suitable site in the Port Phillip District.

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