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Author Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869.

Title [Essential facts in the life of John Pascoe Fawkner covering the years, 1792-1857] / [written by himself].

Published [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1857 Mar. 10.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/GRIM f  994.502092 FAWK    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 3 leaves ; 34 cm
Notes Holograph.
Title supplied by previous owner.
Autobiographical note sent by Fawkner to W. Gibbons, Esqr, Journal of Australasia. Text of note " page 1 John Pascoe Fawkner, Son of John and Hannah Fawkner, née Pascoe, was born on 20th of October 1792 at London, left that place on the [8]th of Feby 1803 to proceed to Portsmouth, took a final leave of Old England, on Board of HBMs Ship Calcutta, Capn Woodriffe, on the 25th April 1803, often visiting Tenerife, Rheo Janeiro, and [?] Bay, Cape of Good Hope, arrived at Port Philip Octr 9th - 1803, landed 19th Octr, remained until Jan 7th [?] 1804, and then removed with other settlers, to found Hobart Town, Under Lt Gov Collins of the R. N. settled at Hobart Town until 1806, removed 8 miles up the Derwent, in 1814 got in disgrace and went to New South Wales, returned to VDLand on [March] 1817 settled at Hobart Town until Decr 1819, then removed to Launceston Sett up a Newspaper at Launceston Feby 9th 1829, The Launceston Advertiser, sold it in 1831 to Mr H Dowling, early in 1835 planned to settle at Port Philip in concert with Mrs Lancey, Robert Hay Marr, George Evans, and Mrs Samuel & William Jackson, settled at Melbourne 30th Augt 1835, ploughed and sowed 5 acres of wheat which in Feby following yielded 100 Bushels, 1836 ploughed and sowed 80 Acres, Opened an Hotel, the first Weatherboarded House where the Custom house Stands ... [inserted above] June 1. 1837 bought the first lot of land sold here No 1 Block for [£32]. ... Jany 1st 1838, commenced a Weekly journal, written [,] in March it became a printed? Newspaper, in 1841 was elected Member of the Market Commission, in 1842 was elected to the First Town Council, was re-elected in 1844, lost the seat through the Pressure of the [?], and was re-elected to [?] same seat in 1845, the member who took office dying at that time, in 1849 established a Land Office supplying the Shareholders with the land at the same rate, it was bought of the Crown with £3-3-0 per share, for Deeds and All costs, some 250 persons obtained land by this means. The Gold [?] in 1851 broke up the Society in Septr 1851 was Elected to the Legislative Council, in 1851 was appointed a Royal Commissioner to examine into the [?] of the Gold fields in 1855 was appointed a commissioner on the Land Question page 2. and in 1856, was elected by the Central Province constituency (second on the list) as one of the Five members for that district, Was and yet is, a strenuous opponent of Transportation to these Shores, [?] long and [?], on this, also on the Separation of this Colony from Sydney, Was the proposer of the [Non?] Elections [?] and [?] to Keep out Mr J. F.L. Foster, and to put Earl Grey in as Member for Melbourne the which Election, Hastened, Seperation [sic]."
Local note Ba SpC/GRIM copy has bookplate of F. Hobill Cole.
Other author Gibbons, Wes.
Subject Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869 -- Correspondence.
Fawkner, John Pascoe, 1792-1869.
Pioneers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Biography.

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