The death of the Rev. Charles Harper, for nearly a quarter of a century the church of England Chaplain in this district, which took place on Saturday last the 2nd November, seems to demand something more than the mere customary record of the event; not that there is now any need thus to dwell upon the unostentatious, upright, and Christian character of the departed minister and gentleman; but the writer feels that he is responding to an universal desire to make some public allusion to the many estimable qualities which adorned Mr. Harper's life! It is not too much to say that he has gone down to the grave esteemed and beloved by all who knew him. Mr. Harper arrived in the colony in the year 1837, and from that time until 1849 he followed a settler's life. In the latter year he was ordained by the Bishop of Adelaide, and afterwards entered upon the duties of the Chaplaincy which he continued to discharge until the time of his decease. Both in his lay and clerical capacity Mr. Harper's amiable consistency of character gained for him the highest opinion of all denominations. A large family circle will mourn his loss, and he will be held in affectionate rememberance by the members of his congregation, as well as by the many friends he made during his life-time.
'Harper, Charles (1799–1872)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/harper-charles-13767/text24589, accessed 22 May 2013.