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.
The Collected Verse of G. Essex Evans. Memorial Edition. Australia: Angus and Robertson Ltd., 1928. British Library