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Former Member Details

Mr Henry CLARKE (1822 - 1907)

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Date of Birth: 22/06/1822
Place of Birth: Maghera, , Co Londonderry, Ireland
Date of Death: 22/11/1907
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 14 Dec 1869 16 Jul 1904 34 years 7 months 3 days
Member for Eden 14 Dec 1869 03 Feb 1872 2 years 1 month 21 days
Member for Eden 26 Feb 1872 28 Nov 1874 2 years 9 months 3 days
Member for Eden 28 Dec 1874 12 Oct 1877 2 years 9 months 15 days
Member for Eden 30 Oct 1877 09 Nov 1880 3 years 11 days
Member for Eden 26 Nov 1880 23 Nov 1882 1 year 11 months 29 days
Member for Eden 05 Dec 1882 07 Oct 1885 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Eden 29 Oct 1885 26 Jan 1887 1 year 2 months 29 days
Member for Eden 11 Feb 1887 19 Jan 1889 1 year 11 months 9 days
Member for Eden 02 Feb 1889 06 Jun 1891 2 years 4 months 5 days
Member for Eden 24 Jun 1891 25 Jun 1894 3 years 2 days
Member for Bega 24 Jul 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Bega 27 Jul 1898 11 Jun 1901 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Bega 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Postmaster General 17 Jan 1889 07 Mar 1889 1 month 19 days
The Bank of New South Wales Bill of 1870 Committee No.15 02 Mar 1870 15 Mar 1870 14 days
George Swinnerton Yarnton Committee No.13 01 Mar 1870 23 Mar 1870 23 days
Unitarian Church Land Bill Committee No.11 22 Feb 1870 13 Apr 1870 1 month 23 days
Sydney Infirmary Committee No.14 01 Mar 1870 22 Apr 1870 1 month 25 days
Public Vehicles and Boats Committee No.6 08 Feb 1870 29 Apr 1870 2 months 22 days
St Andrew’s Parsonage Sale Bill Committee No.18 22 Feb 1871 07 Mar 1871 14 days
Coal Staithes at Newcastle Committee No.14 25 Jan 1871 13 Jun 1871 4 months 20 days
Charges Against the Collector of Customs Committee No.19 28 Feb 1871 22 Jun 1871 3 months 26 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 14 Nov 1871 14 Nov 1871 1 day
Customs Seizure of Goods ex ‘Ascalon’ Committee No.15 16 Jul 1872 09 Aug 1872 25 days
St Andrew’s College Committee No.13 02 Jul 1872 13 Aug 1872 1 month 12 days
Bowenfels Coal Mining and Cooper Smelting Company’s Railway Bill Committee No.23 07 Feb 1873 11 Feb 1873 5 days
Wharf Accommodation, Sydney Harbour Committee No.7 13 Nov 1872 24 Apr 1873 5 months 12 days
Fire Brigades Bill Committee No.25 14 Feb 1873 25 Apr 1873 2 months 12 days
Australian Jockey Club Bill Committee No.8 01 Oct 1873 08 Oct 1873 8 days
Australian Mutual Provident Societies Bill Committee No.13 30 Oct 1873 12 Nov 1873 14 days
Lee’s Partition and Sale Bill Committee No:16 18 Nov 1873 25 Nov 1873 8 days
Bishopthorpe Estate Bill Committee No.20 02 Dec 1873 17 Dec 1873 16 days
Wharf Accommodation, Sydney Harbour Committee No.30 29 Apr 1874 25 Jun 1874 1 month 28 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 03 Nov 1874 03 Nov 1874 1 day
Tamworth Roman Catholic Church Trustees Bill Committee No.14 24 Feb 1876 07 Mar 1876 13 days
Hanson’s Trust Bill Committee No.22 12 Apr 1876 19 Apr 1876 8 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 28 Nov 1877 28 Nov 1877 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 28 Oct 1879 28 Oct 1879 1 day
Presbyterian Church Property Management Bill Committee No.15 30 Aug 1881 27 Sep 1881 29 days
Grafton Presbyterian Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.24 28 Oct 1881 24 Nov 1881 28 days
Contagious Diseases Prevention Bill Committee No.12 20 Oct 1882 21 Nov 1882 1 month 2 days
Mr Lamont Young and Party Committee No.20 06 Apr 1883 02 May 1883 27 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.10 16 Oct 1883 27 Feb 1884 4 months 12 days
Mr Lamont Young and Party Committee No.6 12 Oct 1883 25 Jun 1884 8 months 14 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tin Mine at Pheasant’s Creek Committee No.42 25 Mar 1884 09 Oct 1884 6 months 15 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 26 Nov 1884 27 Nov 1884 2 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 20 Mar 1885 27 Mar 1885 8 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.4 09 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 24 days
Randwick Cemetery Unused Land Sale Bill Committee No.8 25 Sep 1885 02 Oct 1885 8 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 20 Nov 1885 22 Dec 1885 1 month 3 days
Cooma Church of England Parsonage Bill Committee No.45 11 Jun 1886 18 Jun 1886 8 days
Privilege-Mr Barbour, MP Committee No.53 22 Jun 1886 22 Jul 1886 1 month 1 day
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.58 23 Jul 1886 27 Aug 1886 1 month 5 days
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.62 24 Aug 1886 27 Aug 1886 4 days Chairman
Illawarra Steam Navigation Act Amendment Bill Committee No.7 17 Mar 1887 23 Mar 1887 7 days Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 11 Mar 1887 29 Mar 1887 19 days
Crisp’s Enabling Bill Committee No.13 31 Mar 1887 15 Apr 1887 16 days
Claim of Matthew McIvor to a Tinmine at Pheasants Creek Committee No.8 22 Mar 1887 21 Apr 1887 1 month
Claim of E.Blakeney v.Pegus Committee No.22 17 May 1887 07 Jun 1887 22 days
Albury Cattle Sale Yards Bill Committee No.20 10 May 1887 30 Jun 1887 1 month 21 days
Church and Perkin Streets, Newcastle Bill Committee No.17 11 Oct 1887 18 Oct 1887 8 days
Grafton School of Arts Trustees Enabling Bill Committee No.31 25 Nov 1887 14 Dec 1887 20 days
Hunter street, Newcastle, Extension Bill Committee No.46 29 Feb 1888 03 May 1888 2 months 5 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 21 Sep 1887 12 Jun 1888 8 months 23 days
Selections by John Harrison, of Lismore Committee No.9 27 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 1 month 21 days
Work of Unemployed on Roads at Hornsby and Holt Sutherland Estate Committee No.7 15 Nov 1888 16 Jan 1889 2 months 2 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 24 Oct 1888 27 Jan 1889 3 months 4 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 03 Apr 1889 10 Oct 1889 6 months 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 27 Nov 1889 21 Dec 1889 25 days
St Leonard’s School of Arts Enabling Bill Committee No.10 01 May 1890 06 May 1890 6 days
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.13 13 May 1890 20 May 1890 8 days
Broken Hill and Pinnacles Tramway Bill Committee No.16 03 Jun 1890 20 Dec 1890 6 months 18 days
Conditional Purchase made by Anne Nash O’Brien at Corowa Committee No.47 16 Dec 1890 20 Dec 1890 5 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 30 Apr 1890 20 Dec 1890 7 months 21 days
Conditional Purchase made by Annie Nash O’Brien, at Corowa Committee No.6 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 26 May 1891 02 Jun 1891 8 days
Sydney Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.7 04 Aug 1891 26 Aug 1891 23 days
Refreshment Committee No.4 28 Jul 1891 01 Apr 1892 8 months 5 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.5 16 Jul 1891 18 Aug 1892 1 year 1 month 3 days
Refreshment Committee No.7 05 Oct 1892 18 Oct 1892 14 days
Agricultural Holdings Bill Committee No.24 18 Apr 1893 30 May 1893 1 month 13 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 26 Sep 1893 26 Sep 1893 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 27 Sep 1893 08 Dec 1893 2 months 12 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 27 Sep 1893 08 Dec 1893 2 months 12 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 23 Jan 1894 11 Jun 1894 4 months 20 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 23 Jan 1894 11 Jun 1894 4 months 20 days
Evidence before the Civil Service Commission by Mr H.C.L Anderson Committee No.19 28 Jul 1896 11 Nov 1896 3 months 15 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.6 13 May 1896 16 Nov 1896 6 months 4 days
Elections and Qualifications. Committee No. 5 14 Aug 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 10 months 25 days
Refreshment. Committee No. 4 20 Aug 1895 08 Jul 1898 2 years 10 months 19 days
Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill Committee No. 16 26 Oct 1898 23 Dec 1898 1 month 28 days
Lismore Municipal Boundaries Bill Committee No.12 19 Oct 1899 24 Oct 1899 6 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 18 Jul 1899 23 Dec 1899 5 months 6 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No. 7 14 Jun 1900 17 Jul 1900 1 month 4 days
The Lieutenant Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 24 Jul 1901 24 Jul 1901 1 day
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 24 Jul 1901 10 Oct 1901 2 months 17 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 08 Aug 1901 20 Dec 1901 4 months 13 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 28 May 1902 28 May 1902 1 day Chairman
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 29 May 1902 29 May 1902 1 day
North Sydney Brick and Tile Company’s Tramway Bill Committee No.19 06 Nov 1902 14 Nov 1902 9 days
Refreshment Committee No.5 17 Jun 1902 20 Dec 1902 6 months 4 days
Elections and Qualifications Committee No.2 17 Jun 1903 01 Dec 1903 5 months 15 days
Refreshment Committee No.6 01 Jul 1903 01 Dec 1903 5 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Trustee, Savings Bank of New South Wales. Commissioner for International Exhibitions.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Produce and shipping agent. Arrived in New South Wales in September 1841, and for the next four years was a farmer at Broulee. He then moved to Sydney, where he became a produce agent. Was a produce agent when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly. From 1848, he was a shipping agent and shipowner, in partnership with Robert Gee. He visited Ireland, and on his return bought Bergalia Station near Moruya. In 1865, he returned to Sydney, and reopened a produce agency, Clarke and Company, which he handed to his son in 1894. He retired in 1861. He was author of 'Suffering of a Boat's Crew Adrift in the Pacific, 1845'.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of William, a cotton printer, and his wife. Married Jane Rayner on 30 November 1847 and had issue, 9 sons and 5 daughters. Presbyterian. Buried in Randwick cemetery from Presbyterian church.
Additional Information
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, volume three; Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales 1856-1901; Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1901 - 1970. Biography and portrait in ‘Australian Men of Mark’, Volume 1. Sydney, [?1889] , page 151