Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909

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George Essex Evans was a poet, journalist and public servant, noted for his patriotic poems. He was mainly based in Queensland.

From the description of Letter [manuscript]. 1900 February. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 223434291

Poet and journalist, who emigrated to Queensland from London in 1881. He farmed on the Darling Downs, taught in private schools and later took up journalism. He lived for many years in Toowoomba. Mary Ann Owen was his mother's maiden name.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1846. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225818707

Evans was born in London in 1863 and in 1881 came to Queensland where he farmed on the Darling Downs. Later he worked as a journalist with the Queensland Tourist Bureau. His Collected verse, with an introduction by Firmin McKinnon, was published in 1928. Evans died in 1909.

From the description of Poems and letters. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225770485

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referencedIn Australian authors correspondence collection [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Leek, Stephen,. Five songs : for SSA a cappella voices / by Stephen Leek. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Pyke, William T. (William Thomas). Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brumby, Colin, 1933-. Not as the song of other lands : for unison voices with piano or organ (Medium key: E flat) / words by George Essex Evans ; music by Colin Brumby. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Inaugural verses, 1906 [manuscript] University of Queensland, UQ Library
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn O'Hara, John Bernard, 1862-1927. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Murray-Prior family. Papers. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Poems and letters. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Letters to W.G. Brown [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Tardent, Henry A. (Henry Alexis), 1853-1929. George Essex Evans, his life and poetry [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Letters to W.G. Brown, 1905-1906 [manuscript] University of Queensland, UQ Library
referencedIn Proctor, Richard A. (Richard Anthony), 1837-1888. The Victory [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. The average man and woman, [manuscript] University of Queensland, UQ Library
creatorOf Gross, Eric. An Australian symphony : a narration in music for male voice choir, op. 163 / Eric Gross ; poem by George Essex Evans. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Brumby, Colin, 1933-. Not as the song of other lands : for unison voices with piano or organ (Low key: C) / words by George Essex Evans ; music by Colin Brumby. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Letter [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Inaugural verses [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Evans, George Essex, 1863-1909. Papers. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Brown, W. G. person
associatedWith Brumby, Colin, 1933- person
associatedWith Gross, Eric. person
associatedWith Leek, Stephen, person
associatedWith Murray-Prior family. family
associatedWith O'Hara, John Bernard, 1862-1927. person
associatedWith Pyke, William T. (William Thomas) person
associatedWith Stephens, J. Brunton (James Brunton), 1835-1902. person
associatedWith Tardent, Henry A. (Henry Alexis), 1853-1929. person
associatedWith University of Queensland Congress (1906) corporateBody
associatedWith University of Queensland Congress (1906) corporateBody
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Poets, English
Poets
Poets, Australian
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Birth 1863-06-18

Death 1909-11-10

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