Clark, George John Edwin

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Birth Date: 19 March 1834 (Ellinthorp Hall, Tasmania, Australia)

Death Date: 6 February 1907 (East Talgai, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Carr and Hannah Maria (nee Davice)

Family: Ellen Louisa Henrietta Smith in Surrey, England, in 1863 1 son

Education: Educated privately in Tasmania and England.; Camberwell Collegiate Institution

Religion: Catholic Apostolic


Bookkeeper, London; Managing partner, Ellinthorp Hall, Tasmania, 1854; Purchased East Talgai in 1865; Helped found the Warwick Examiner and Times in 1867

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Warwick 26 Jun 1867 23 Sep 1868

Additional Information

Notes: Sat on Warwick Bench of Magistrates, holding an official position on the St Marks Church Committee as well as the Warwick School of Arts, the Warwick Hospital Committee and the Royal Agricultural Society; He introduced the paddock system in Queensland to replace shepherding, and that became a turning point in stock management

Sources: Image sourced from Waterson, DB, A Darling Downs quartet, Queensland Heritage, vol 1 no 7, November 1967 , p 4; Department of Environment and Resource Management website, `Talgai Homestead'; Refshauge, Richard, 'Clark, George John Edwin (1834 - 1907)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3, Melbourne University Press, 1969, pp 403-404; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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