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Earl, George Windsor 1813-1865

Overview
Works: 75 works in 189 publications in 2 languages and 1,034 library holdings
Genres: History  Local history  Handbooks and manuals  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: DS507, 915.904
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Most widely held works about George Windsor Earl
 
Most widely held works by George Windsor Earl
The native races of the Indian Archipelago : Papuans by George Windsor Earl( Book )

20 editions published between 1853 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important work of early New Guinea anthropology, including a whole chapter devoted to the Aborigines of Melville Island, Port Essington (Cobourg Peninsula) and North Australia in general. There are numerous discussions of Australian Aborigines throughout the text, and one of the folding plates gives anthropometric comparisons between North Australian Aborigines and New Guineans. Earl lived at Port Essington for more than ten years, as the settlement grew from a meagre outpost in 1838 up until its abandonment in 1849 and became a widely published expert on the region. The fine full-page lithographs, produced in London, were based on drawings done on the spot by the Dutch artists Van Oort and Van Raalten
The Eastern seas by George Windsor Earl( Book )

18 editions published between 1837 and 2015 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enterprise in tropical Australia by George Windsor Earl( Book )

10 editions published between 1846 and 1993 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1820s and 1830s when the first British settlements were being made in what is now Australia's Northern Territory, the northern part of the Australian continent was already intimately connected with island Southeast Asia by a long history of Indonesian economic activity. All through the early settlements of Melville Island (1824) and Raffles Gay (1827) were intended by the British government more as strategic garrisons than as trading entrepots, they were also the outer limits of Britain's continuing efforts to profit from the indigenous trade of what was then called the Eastern or Indian Archipelago. Alexander Dalrymple, Thomas Stamford Raffles and James Brooke were all inspired by this mercantile spirit, the latter envisaging in his 1838 prospectus for a voyage of exploration a chain of British settlements from Singapore to Port Essington, a new post which was to be established by the British government later that year near Raffles Bay. And it was at Port Essington that one of the chief protagonista of northern settlement, George Samuel Windsor Earl, was to be based for the next six years in the vain hope that Macassan trepang (beche-de-mer) fishermen and Chinese traders resorting there would provide the nucleus of a second Singapore. In many ways, Earl's adventurous and varied career epitomises British entrepreneurial activity in island Southeast Asia in the early nineteenth century and how northern Australia was seen as its geographical extension. It also suggests that what has become known as the 'tyranny of distance' in early Australian history seems not to have influenced the perceptions of many contemporaries. Geoffrey Blainey's concept, stimulating as it has been to Australian historical writing, has blinkered a true appreciation of the cultural geography of early nineteenth century Australasia--Publisher
A handbook for colonists in tropical Australia by George Windsor Earl( Book )

10 editions published between 1863 and 1970 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The north coast of Australia: a proposal for settlement in remote northern Australia, written by a pioneer of the region and veteran of the Port Essington settlement of 1838 under Sir James Bremer, and published in Singapore. This detailed account covers the entire north coast of Australia from Victoria River in the west to Carpentaria and the northeast coast as far down as the Fitzroy River (near present-day Rockhampton). George Windsor Earl (?1813-1865) was an important figure in the repeated attempts to settle the north coasts of Australia. As early as 1830 he is reported to have visited the new Swan River colony as a settler, but he had long-harboured plans for establishing a settlement on the north coast of Australia. By 1835, having returned to London, he had recruited the support of the Asiatic Society and the Royal Geographical Society in just such a venture, with the result that the Alligator and the Britomart were dispatched to Port Essington under the command of Sir James Bremer as part of the North Australia Expedition of 1838. Earl joined the expedition as S2linguistS3 and Commissioner of Crown Lands for Port Essington, and over the ensuing decade spent a great deal of time in Port Essington and also Sydney. Due to poor health he retired to Singapore and died attempting the return voyage to England in 1865. Earl issued this work, as he noted in his introduction, at a time when the stock stations of the Queensland colonists having extended northward nearly to the parallel of the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria, while a movement has taken place which looks like a general advance along the whole line of southern colonies into the Tropical Region. The charts included in this edition were engraved by T. Black in Calcutta, and are of particular interest for Earls interesting theories and notes on prevailing winds and currents: work which would duly be recognised by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace
Enterprise, discoveries and adventures in Australia by George Windsor Earl( Book )

4 editions published in 1846 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the physical geography of south-eastern Asia and Australia by George Windsor Earl( Book )

5 editions published between 1850 and 1976 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the commercial and agricultural capabilities of the North Coast of New Holland : and the advantages to be derived from the establishment of a settlement in the vicinity of Raffles' Bay by George Windsor Earl( Book )

5 editions published between 1836 and 1886 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eastern seas ... With an introduction by C.M. Turnbull by George Windsor Earl( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A correspondence relating to the discovery of gold in Australia by George Windsor Earl( Book )

3 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailing directions for the Arafura Sea by George Windsor Earl( Book )

5 editions published between 1837 and 1839 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the leading characteristics of the Papuan, Australian and Malayu-Polynesian nations by George Windsor Earl( Book )

5 editions published between 1841 and 1850 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin of the Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders; discusses Papuan characteristics of Tasmanians; mentions Torres Strait canoes
The steam route from Singapore to Sydney via Torres Straits by George Windsor Earl( Book )

2 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of exploration in Torres Strait, nothing in article on Aborigines
Reize door der weinig bekenden Zuidelyken Molukschen Archipel ... = Voyage through the Southern, or little known part of the Archipelago of the Moluccas, &c. by D. H Kolff( Book )

1 edition published in 1837 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topography and itinerary of Province Wellesley by George Windsor Earl( Book )

3 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Earl, G. W. 1813-1865

Earl, G. W. -1865

Earl, G. W. (George Windsor), 1813-1865

Earl, G. W. (George Windsor), -1865

Earl, G. Windsor -1865

Earl, G. Windsor (George Windsor), -1865

Earl, George Samuel Windsor

Earl, George Windsor d. 1865

George Windsor Earl British ethnographer

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English (127)

Dutch (1)