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Selected Poetry of George Essex Evans (1863-1909)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

The hearts that made the Nation were the Women of the West.
        (The Women of the West, 28)
  1. The Nation Builders
  2. The Women of the West

Notes on Life and Works

George Essex Evans, born on June 18, 1863, in London, emigrated to Australia in 1881 and became District Registrar, Toowoomba. He published three volumes of verse, The Repentance of Magdalene Despar (1891), Loraine and Other Verses (1898), and The Secret Key and Other Verses (1906). He and Mrs. Blanche Hopkins married and had one son, Bowen. There is a monument in Webb Park, Toowoomba, to Evans, who died on November 10, 1909.

Biographical information

Given name: George Essex
Family name: Evans
Birth date: 18 June 1863
Death date: 10 November 1909
Nationality: Australian
Family relations
          wife: Blanche Hopkins Evans
          son: Bowen Evans
Occupation: District Registrar
          London, England: 1863 to 1881
          Toowoomba, Australia: 1881 to 1909
First RPO edition: 2001