Born at Corsham, Wiltshire, England; died at Ryde, near Sydney, at his parsonage house, through injuries received from a fall from his horse, 10 th January, 1869.
"I have a farewell sermon before me, addressed to the congregations of the parishes of Monkton Farleigh and South Wraxhall, Wilts. by their late Curate, Rev. G.E. Turner, S.C.L., appointed Chaplain in the Colony of Van Dieman’s Land, and published at Ryde, England, in 1838."
He was a member of the Committee of the Australian Museum from its inception, and Honorary Secretary of the Sub-Committee which controlled the Botanic Garden for a few years. He took much practical interest in horticulture and also in Botany (he was ardent microscopist), although I cannot trace any botanical publications from his pen. See a notice in Hort. Mag. ( Sydney) vi. 41 (1809).
Source: Maiden, J.H. (1908) Records of Australian botanists- (a) General, (b) New South Wales. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales for 1908. 42:60-132