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Item: 59653
Surname: Earp
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 1849 17 November
Place: Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Unclaimed letter held in Sydney Post Office

Item: 183673
Surname: Earp
First Name: George Frederick
Ship: -
Date: 1858 - 1933
Place: -
Source: Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1856-1901 C.N. Connolly (Online)
Details: George Frederick Earp - Merchant, shipping agent, colliery proprietor. Born 24 Jan. 1858 Nottingham, England, son of George William, railway clerk, and Priscilla Martin, nee Shetton. Married May 1893 London to Gertrude Mary, daughter of. Samuel Saddington, merchant. Died 12 March 1933 at Edgecliff, NSW. Educated at Derby Grammar and Beaufort House, London Trained with 9th W. Middlesex Volunteer Regt 1881-83. Arrived NSW 1883 and started as merchant and shipping agent at Newcastle. Joined by brothers in Earp Bros & Co., merchants and shipping agents, Newcastle and Sydney. Pioneered S. Maitland coalfields. Director of E. Greta Coal Co., of Earp, Woodcock, Beveridge & Co. Ltd, of Central Trading Co. Ltd, and of Edward Chapman and Co., Ltd. JP 1900, CBE 1920, Knight of the Order Polonia Retituta (Poland). Pres. Newcastle Chamber of Commerce 1899-1900, delegate to Empire Congress 1904, director Benevolent Soc. of NSW 1914-21. Vice-pres. National Assn for Prevention and Cure of Consumption; pres. Health Soc. of NSW. Helped Polish Relief Fund, Armenian Fund, Allied Day Fund. Treas. Soldiers Entertainment Fund. Founded Empire Literature Society, which became Sydney branch Royal Col Institute. Vice-pres. 1929. Vice-pres. Geographical Soc. of NSW, pres. Assn for Protection of Native Races Australasia and Polynesia. Hon. consul for Poland 1919. Member Syd. Diocesan Synod. MLC 6 June 1900-12