Clark , Robert

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Robert CLARK


Generation 1

1. Robert CLARK was born 1851 in Port Victor, SA and died 10 Nov 1932 in Seacliffe, SA. Robert was the only son of the late Mr. Thomas Clark, who came to Australia in 1835 in the Thistle, and ultimately settled on Kangaroo Island. He married Fanny LASHMAR 30 Nov 1874 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 26 Mar 1855 in Adelaide, SA and died 15 Oct 1895 in Adelaide, SA, daughter of Thomas Young LASHMAR and Jane RUSSELL.

Children of Robert CLARK and Fanny LASHMAR:

i. 2. Alice Jane CLARK was born 21 Aug 1875 in Harriet River, Kangaroo Island and died 20 Oct 1967 in Alawoona, SA

ii. 3. Robert Thomas Young CLARK was born 04 Feb 1877 in Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Apr 1925 in Naracoorte, SA

iii. John Ernest CLARK was born 16 Aug 1883 in Creek Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Apr 1960 in Springbank, SA

iv. 4. Percy Guy CLARK was born 09 Sep 1888 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 27 May 1982

v. 5. Myrtle Lilla CLARK was born 10 Jun 1890 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA

vi. Walter CLARK was born 03 Dec 1894 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Apr 1925 in Glenelg, SA

Generation 2

2. Alice Jane CLARK was born 21 Aug 1875 in Harriet River, Kangaroo Island and died 20 Oct 1967 in Alawoona, SA. She married Thomas William Dudley WILLSON 19 May 1902 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 20 Sep 1876 in American Beach, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 04 Apr 1956 in Alawoona, SA, son of Charles Danford WILLSON and Frances Zuleime SEALY.

3. Robert Thomas Young CLARK was born 04 Feb 1877 in Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Apr 1925 in Naracoorte, SA. He married Henrietta Maud BUICK 06 Feb 1900 in Norwood, SA. She was born 15 Mar 1879 in Hog Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Oct 1936 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of David Weir BUICK and Henrietta HACKNEY.

Children of Robert Thomas Young CLARK and Henrietta Maud BUICK:

i. 6. David Herbert Weir CLARK was born 04 Jun 1900 in Kangaroo Head, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 25 Apr 1980 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

ii. 7. Nigel Stewart CLARK was born 10 Apr 1902 in Hog Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 28 Sep 1971 in Nangwarry, SA

iii. Hilda May CLARK was born 26 Mar 1904 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 May 1991 in Walkerville, SA

iv. 8. Victor Robert CLARK was born 03 Aug 1905 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Aug 1997 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

v. 9. Alvina Rose CLARK was born 07 Feb 1911 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Jan 2006 in Balaklava, SA

vi. Violet Myrtle (Tibby) CLARK was born 06 Jul 1913 in Cape Jaffa, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 27 Dec 1986 in Adelaide, SA

vii. 10. Muriel Joan CLARK was born 06 Jun 1919 in Mount Gambier, SA and died 28 Mar 1998 in Adelaide SA

4. Percy Guy CLARK was born 09 Sep 1888 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 27 May 1982. He married Irene Maude WILLSON 17 Jun 1916 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 20 Jun 1894 in Willson`s River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 08 Jan 1992, daughter of Martin WILLSON and Ada MOLE.

Other events in the life of Percy Guy CLARK

Burial: in Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

Children of Percy Guy CLARK and Irene Maude WILLSON:

i. 11. Sybil Rose CLARK was born 14 Aug 1914 in Prospect, SA

ii. Martin Robert CLARK was born 30 Jun 1919 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA

iii. 12. Roma Fanny CLARK was born 28 Jul 1921 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA

iv. Adele Ada CLARK was born 09 Jul 1923 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA

v. 13. Thomas Walter CLARK was born 06 Jun 1925 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA

vi. Arnold Hamden CLARK

vii. 14. Percy Dean CLARK was born 11 Jul 1929 and died 05 Dec 1987

viii. Daphne Maude CLARK

ix. Kathleen Ella CLARK

5. Myrtle Lilla CLARK was born 10 Jun 1890 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Alfred ENGLAND 12 Jun 1916 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 27 Jan 1883 in Hd of Bray, SA and died 29 Aug 1945 in Adelaide, SA.

Generation 3

6. David Herbert Weir CLARK was born 04 Jun 1900 in Kangaroo Head, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 25 Apr 1980 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Ethel Mabel NEILSON 01 Sep 1927 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born ABT 1908 and died 14 Aug 1988 in Kangaroo Island, SA.

Other events in the life of David Herbert Weir CLARK

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Occupation: 1930 Motor mechanic

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

7. Nigel Stewart CLARK was born 10 Apr 1902 in Hog Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 28 Sep 1971 in Nangwarry, SA. He married Jessie THOMAS 1927 in Broken Hill, NSW. She died 1993.

8. Victor Robert CLARK was born 03 Aug 1905 in Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Aug 1997 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Mary SMITH 1932 in Norwood, SA. She was born 17 Feb 1904 in Mern Merna, SA and died 08 Oct 1976 in Kangaroo Island, SA.

Other events in the life of Victor Robert CLARK

Burial: in Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

Baptism: 27 Aug 1905 in St Albans Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

9. Alvina Rose CLARK was born 07 Feb 1911 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Jan 2006 in Balaklava, SA. She married Hugh Clifford FRASER 07 Nov 1934 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 14 Dec 1906 in Balaklava. SA and died 15 Nov 1992 in Adelaide, SA, son of William FRASER.

10. Muriel Joan CLARK was born 06 Jun 1919 in Mount Gambier, SA and died 28 Mar 1998 in Adelaide SA. She married Lawrence Frederick DEACON 20 Nov 1940 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 06 Dec 1914 in St Peters, SA and died 12 Oct 2009.

Other events in the life of Muriel Joan CLARK

Burial: in Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA

11. Sybil Rose CLARK was born 14 Aug 1914 in Prospect, SA. She married John BLOOD 08 Nov 1937 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 1914 in Dartmoor, Victoria and died 17 Nov 1972 in Adelaide, SA, son of John James BLOOD and Ellen Ursula SUTTON. They divorced 1952.

Other events in the life of Sybil Rose CLARK

Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

12. Roma Fanny CLARK was born 28 Jul 1921 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Arthur George SKINNER 09 Mar 1940 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He died 16 Sep 1973.

13. Thomas Walter CLARK was born 06 Jun 1925 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Lois Madeline HOWARD 12 May 1947 in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 08 Apr 1926 in Cuttle Fish, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Robert Angus HOWARD and Vera Dorothy MURRAY.

14. Percy Dean CLARK was born 11 Jul 1929 and died 05 Dec 1987. He married Sandra CLARK - m.

Other events in the life of Percy Dean CLARK

Burial: in Penneshaw Cemetery, Kangaroo Island



Last updated 13 April 2019


Prominent Men of Hog Bay.

MR ROBERT CLARK.

One does'nt have to be talking long to Mr Robert Clark before he feels as if he had known him for yours. He has, like Father O'Flynn, 'such a way wid him' that he soon wins your esteem. But, before I write of the Mr Clark as he is to-day, it will be interesting for us to turn the wheels of time back about 35 years and take a retrospective glance around. Mr Clark's early days were spent on the mainland more especially in the Southern Districts, and the res ponsibility of manhood falling upon him, with a keen desire for indepen dence, Mr Clark turned towards K.I. as the place of his choice. It is about 35 years since he took up some pastoral country at Vivonne Bay, and here he remained for about four years. It was while here that Mr Clark joined the married ranks. He then became part owner of the ketch Cecilia which used to trade to Ardrossan and Kangaroo Island. However, his love for a life as a ' man on the land' once more manifested itself and next we find him turning his attention to his present homestead at Antechamber Bay on which he has resided since that time (about 30 years). At Creek Bay as it is gener ally called, Mr Clark has occupied his time and land in the growing of the famous Kangaroo Island malting barley, and to the raising of sheep, and the success which has attended his efforts is easily perceptible on paying a visit to his place. Of late years, of course, Mr Clark has received great assistance from his sons in the working of his estate. Apart from barley growing and sheep raising, Mr Clark exports a considerable-quantity of yacca gum and on his lands at present there is an almost unlimited supply of it. Great quantities of this gum have been shipped to Hamburg in Germany, and there used in the manufacture of smokeless powder and varnish. At present he is supplying 120 tons of yacca gum to an eminent medical gentleman in London who is experimenting with it in the hopes of bring ing out some of its qualities and properties which are at present latent. Should the experiment prove as suc cessful as the medical gentleman anti cipates an even greater future is in store for the yacca gum industry, and Mr Clark, who has been so enthusiastic in bringing it so prominently under such eminent notice, will probably reap the reward which he deserves. At present we believe he is the largest exporter of gum on the Island. The free, healthy life which Mr Clark has followed asserts itself to-day and he is a grand advertisement for the health giving qualities of our in sular climate. Wherever there is manly sport one can be sure to find him and it would be hard indeed to get a more liberal patron of sports than he is. For many years past he has been one of those chiefly instrumental in keeping up the sporting proclivities of the place, and in fact a match of any kind without Mr Clark's presence is almost an unheard of thing. The good work he has done as a citizen has been fully recognized by the ratepayers, and for a number of years he bas been a member of the Dudley District Council. To go thoroughly into all the good points of Mr Clark would be too long a task for this writer, but suffice to say that everywhere he commands, probably unconsciously, the great respect of all. It is purely that personal magnetism — the possessed of the few — which permeates and has a lasting effect on those whom he comes in contact with. As a citizen, a public man, and a sportsman Mr Clark is held to high repute, and as a good-hearted kindly gentleman he is all that can be desired.

Prominent Men of Hog Bay. (1908, November 14). The Kangaroo Island Courier (Kingscote, SA : 1907 - 1951), p. 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article191640453

About CLARK, Robert

ROBERT CLARK, agriculturist and grazier, Antechamber Bay, Kangaroo Island, is the only son of the late Mr. Thomas Clark, who came to Australia in 1835,, and ultimately settled on Kangaroo Island. The gentleman under review was born at Port Victor in 1851, and from an early age followed farming and grazing pursuits under the guidance of his father.

After the death of the latter he came in 1873 to the southwestern portion of the island and took up a tract of country, upon which he commenced operations on his own account. Not meeting with much success he turned his attention to Antechamber Bay, and purchasing 400 acres of land also acquired 2,500 acres under perpetual lease and 1,500 acres under educational lease, devoting the latter properties to purposes of grazing. The freehold he has brought under cultivation, chiefly of barley, and results in this department have been very satisfactory. He favours the merino type of sheep, and has an excellent yearly clip, which brings in good returns.

Another branch of his industry is the gathering of large quantities of yacka gum from the island, of which he exports many tons annually. The homestead is prettily situated ated, commanding a fine view of the open ocean on the southern coast, and may be considered as located in one of the many beauty-spots of the place.

Mr. Clark has always taken a keen interest in all local matters, and has been connected with the District Council of Dudley for many years. In 1874 he married Fanny, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Young Lashmar, of Antechamber Bay, and has five sons (all of whom assist in the work of the farm) and two daughters.

- Cyclopedia of South Australia 1909, pp.1021-1022