George Pearse (1839-1914) was the second son of William [Silas] Pearse (1808-1866) the patriarch of the clan in WA. He was a member of the Town Council (under his father's chairmanship) 1871-72 and 1875-82, and founder of the Pearse shoe and boot factory in Swan Street, North Fremantle. This was the business of three of the Pearse brothers: I think George, James, and Francis (1847-1919). See the Heritage Council entry for Hillcrest.
This George married Eliza Hawkins, and had a son whom he named George. George Ernest Pearse (1878-1946) was also an significant person, especially in East Fremantle, so the two may be confused.
Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle (The story of a town and its people), East Fremantle Town Council.
Ancestry.com.au page, with names and dates of children of the patriarch
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