The NSW Police Gazettes show a George Joseph EVANS who deserted his wife Isabel in 1924.
This may be related:
The Brisbane Courier, 17 April, 1930
Arrears of Maintenance - Arrears of maintenance amounting to £115, led to the arrest of George Joseph Evans, a recent arrival in Warwick, two days ago. The order was originally taken out in New South Wales. Evans was taken to Brisbane, where he will serve a sentence of six months.