Now Australia's Biggest Toy Store

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

An Eastern Calling
By

Rating
George Windsor Earl (1813-1865) was one of that great band of young British men who adventured far to the East in the early 19th century to forge careers, make fortunes and help build the Empire. At the age of sixteen he sailed for Western Australia to become one of the early settlers at the Swan River (Perth). There soon followed four years of sailing, including captaining a trading schooner in the largely uncharted waters of the East. Returning to London, his widely acclaimed book, The Eastern Seas, appeared in 1837 and Earl sailed back to the East in 1838 as a member of the expedition that founded and manned a new naval station at Port Essington in Northern Australia. G.W. Earl was largely self-educated and mastered a range of languages which included Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Malay and various local dialects. He was an imperialist in the tradition of his hero, Sir Stamford Raffles and his scholarly interests were legion. He published numerous works encompassing navigation, hydrology, agriculture, commerce, geography, archaeology and ethnography. Earl later joined the government service in Singapore and filled the last part of his life there and in the Straits Settlements as Law Agent, Journalist, Advocate, Magistrate and Assistant Resident Councillor. Finally, broken by tropical diseases, this eternally optimistic, adventurous and remarkable man died in Penang in 1865 at the age of 52. An Eastern Calling is the first major biography of George Windsor Earl and has been extensively researched and includes material from the family archives.
Product Details

About the Author

Ranald Noel-Paton was born in Bombay in 1938. Growing up after the War in Scotland and England, he was educated at Rugby School and McGill University. He spent 21 years in the Airline industry and served overseas in West Africa and the Asia Pacific region; in Hong Kong as General Manager Far East for British Caledonian Airways. He returned to the UK in 1986 to be Group Managing Director of John Menzies PLC. In 1991, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Napier University in Edinburgh. He and his wife have been married for 45 years and they now live in Scotland. Ranald Noel-Paton is a direct descendant of George Windsor Earl.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling An Eastern Calling: George Windsor Earl and a Vision of Empire on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top