George Clark (Queensland politician)

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George Clark
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Warwick
In office
26 June 1867 – 23 September 1868
Preceded by Arnold Wienholt, Sr.
Succeeded by Edmond Thornton
Personal details
Born George John Edwin Clark
(1834-03-19)19 March 1834
Ross, Van Diemen's Land, Australia
Died 6 February 1907(1907-02-06) (aged 72)
Allora, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Allora Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Ellen Louisa Henrietta Smith
Relations Charles Clark (brother)
Occupation Bookkeeper, farmer

George John Edwin Clark (19 March 1834 – 6 February 1907) was an Australian farmer and politician.

Early life[edit]

Born in Van Diemen's Land, he was educated in England at Camberwell Collegiate School.[1]

Pastoral life[edit]

In 1865 he settled in the Darling Downs in Queensland, where his older brother Charles had been living since 1861. In 1868 the brothers bought the Old Talgai sheep farming station, where George proved to be a very successful breeder of sheep.[1]

In 1868, George Clark commissioned architect Richard George Suter to construct a grand homestead. Talgai Homestead is now listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.[2]

Political life[edit]

He served as in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1867 to 1868 as the Member (MLA) for Warwick.[3] The seat was later held from 1871 to 1873 by his brother Charles.[1]

Later life[edit]

Clark died in 1907 and was buried in Allora Cemetery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Refshauge, Ricahrd (1969). "Clark, Charles George (1832–1896)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Talgai Homestead (entry 600006)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Allora Cemetery QLD – Australian Cemetery Index. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Arnold Wienholt, Sr.
Member for Warwick
1867–1868
Succeeded by
Edmond Thornton