EARL - On the 9th August, on board the Shantung, on his passage to London, George Windsor Earl, Esq., Assistant Resident Councillor and Police Magistrate of Province Wellesley, Straits of Malacca, aged 52 years.
[The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), Thursday 12 October 1865, Page 2]
Among our obituary notices will be found an announcement of the death of George Windsor Earl, Esq., Assistant Resident Councillor and Police Magistrate of Province Wellesley. Mr. Earl first visited this colony in 1837 with Sir Gordon Bremer, in H.M.S. Alligator - the vessel by which our first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh, left the colony, and which took the marines from H.M.S. Buffalo to Port Essington. After a short stay here Mr. Earl left in the Alligator, and after an absence of nearly 27 years revisited the colony in February, 1864, for the benefit of his health. He left again in the year following to resume his duties, but we regret to say that since his return to Penang his health gradually failed. His medical adviser recommended an immediate voyage to England, but unhappily before the vessel sailed Mr. Earl breathed his last. In him Australia loses one who took a deep interest in her welfare and prosperity. North Australia and the Islands of the Eastern Seas especially were objects of his attention, and his published remarks upon them are in the hands of every one possessing any knowledge of the subject. In private life Mr. Earl was a man of great general information, a kind and warm friend, and one of whom we may truly say that all who knew him loved him. His death will be a matter of great and general regret, and amongst his own immediate friends a deep and heartfelt loss.
[The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 - 1889), Thursday 12 October 1865, Page 3]