George David Silva
Ethnicity Sinhalese
Born ca. 1883

June 10, 1912(1912-06-10) (aged 28)
Brisbane, Australia

Cause of death Executed
Penalty Sentenced to death
Attack information
Date November 17, 1911
Location(s) Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Target(s) Ching family
Killed 6

George David Silva was an Australian who killed six people in Mackay, Queensland, Australia on November 17, 1911. He was arrested, sentenced to death, and executed on June 10, 1912.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


  • Agnes Ching
  • Maud Agnes Ching, 15, daughter of Agnes Ching
  • Edward Frederick Ching, 9, son of Agnes Ching
  • Dorothy Grace Ching, 7, daughter of Agnes Ching
  • Richard Hugh Ching, 5, son of Agnes Ching
  • Winifred Amy Ching, 1, daughter of Agnes Ching


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