George Thomas Dale married Eliza Mansfield in Hobart, Tasmania on March 9,1858. George was the son of Thomas Ralph Dale and Elizabeth Clarke Mears. Eliza was the daughter of Charles Mansfield and Susannah Porter. Their family line goes back through First Fleet convict Elizabeth Cole to Edward and Elizabeth Cole in East Teignmouth, Devon, England, and through William Mansfield, a convict transported with Lt. David Collins' expedition that founded Hobrt on February 20, 1804.
Malcolm Dale is the author of the recently published novel "Dispatched to the Derwent" which follows the life story of William Mansfield in England, his transportation, his life as as a convict in Hobart until pardoned, his life as a farmer on his grant which he named the Black Snake Run, on the Derwent River at what is now Granton.