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Clark, Charles Henry George Carr

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Birth Date: 25 May 1832 (Ross, Tasmania, Australia)

Death Date: 16 September 1896 (Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia)

Parents: George Carr Clark and Hannah Maria (nee Davice)

Family: (2) Amy Ralph in Melbourne on 4 January 1877, 3 sons, 5 daughters, (1) Phyllis Seal in Hobart in 1858, 1 son, 6 daughters

Education: Privately; Dr Croft's Camberwell Collegiate Institution

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: Brother of George John Edwin Clark, Member for Warwick, 1867-1868


Obtained commercial experience at Leer & Son, London; Acquired storekeeping and flour milling interests; Acquired East Talgai Station, Darling Downs; Manager, Ellangowan Station, 1865 to 1870; Director, Tenterfield Meat Works

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Warwick 21 Jul 1871 10 Nov 1873

Additional Information

Notes: Clark was born in Tasmania and sent to England to be educated. After his mother died he returned to Tasmania and gained pastoral experience working with his father. He is credited with introducing the paddock system to the Darling Downs

Sources: Image courtesy of the John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 85101; Queensland Heritage, 1 and 7 November 1967; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Refshauge, Richard 'Clark, Charles George Henry Carr (1832-1896)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.3, Melbourne University Press, 1969, pp.403-404

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