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Clarke - George H

George Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.Age: 6918951965

Name
George Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.
Given names
George Herbert Frederick
Surname
CLARKE
Name suffix
B. Sc.
Birth September 22, 1895

Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Education
Bachelor of Science

School or college: University of Sydney
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
MarriageSarah Jane KERRIGANView this family
about 1926 (Age 30)
Citation details: 4694/1926  CLARKE GEORGE H F KERRIGAN ZARA J SYDNEY
Occupation
Coach
1930 (Age 34)
Occupation
Botanist
1930 (Age 34)
ResidenceSarah Jane KERRIGANView this family
1930 (Age 34)
Address: 136 Johnston Street
ResidenceSarah Jane KERRIGANView this family
1930 (Age 34)
Address: "Mayfair" Holbrook Avenue
Occupation
Teacher
before 1931 (Age 35)
Employer: North Shore Grammar School (Sydney Church of England Grammar School)
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Occupation
Lecturer in botany and mathematics
between 1931 and April 1936 (Age 35)
Employer: Roseworthy Agricultural College
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Text:

In part:

"Quote from the Chronicle newspaper, Adelaide, Thursday 28 April 1932, in an article on Roseworthy Agricultural College on page 15:

"Mr. G. H. Clarke is the lecturer in mathematics and botany at the college. He spends much time in instructing first year students on fungal parasites that cause plant disease, and in dealing with families of flowering plants, which include agricultural types as far as possible. Second year students do systematic botany, dealing with the character of various crop and fodder plants, noxious weeds, and such like. Third year students study plant pathology and disease of plants.""

and

"Quote from The Student, Roseworthy College magazine, Vol.27, May 1931:

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome to the staff Mr. G. H. Clarke, B.Sc., who has been appointed Lecturer in Botany and Maths. Mr. Clarke comes to us from the Sydney University, where he was Demonstrator in Botany. He has had wide experience in teaching, having also been Tutor at St Andrew's College and a teacher at North Shore Grammar School. He has already given evidence of his keenness and ability, and has reorganized the Botany syllabus. We hope that his stay will be both long and enjoyable.""

Occupation
Appointed Systematic Botanist
April 1936 (Age 40)
Employer: Waite Agricultural Research Institute
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Occupation
Botanist
1939 (Age 43)
ResidenceSarah Jane KERRIGANView this family
1939 (Age 43)
Address: 344 Glen Osmond Road
Biographical Note

Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Note:

Clarke, George H. (1895 - )

Born 22 September 1895.

G.H. Clarke, B. Sc. (possibly University of Sydney). Appointed April 1936 as Systematic Botanist at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute specialising in the morphology and methods of control of noxious weeds. Prior to this he held the position of Lecturer in Botany and Mathematics at Roseworthy Agricultural College (1931-1936).

Clarke resigned in March 1939 after a drawn out dispute with the University over his duties. He may have gone on to work for the Woods & Forests Department - he wrote to the University in 1943 using a Woods and Forests letterhead and continued to use a c/o Woods and Forests return address in his many messages to the University throughout the ‘forties. This may not be reliable, however, as the content of his letters suggest he may have been mentally unstable at this time.

Source: Extracted from email correspondence with Andrew Cook, Archives Officer, University of Adelaide (13/3/2014); Nomination as a Fellow of the Royal Society of SA, 13 April 1933, https://archive.org/stream/TransactionsRoy57Roya#page/219/mode/2up Portrait Photo: Extracted from a group photo, the Chronicle newspaper, Adelaide, Thursday 28 April 1932, p.15 Clarke is author of a booklet 'Important Weeds of South Australia', with illustrations by "C. Wall", published in 1949 by the Dept of Agriculture of SA, printed by the SA Government Printer, first published as articles in the Agricultural Journal in 1936 and 1939. It appears that C. Wall is the "Supervising Government Lithographic Artist", Mr Clifford Wall, according to the Personal notice of appointments in The Advertiser, Adelaide, SA, Friday 18 October 1918.

Example plates from booklet 'Important Weeds of South Australia', with illustrations by 'C. Wall':

Gomphocarpus cancellatus (weed) Oxalis pes-caprae (weed) Solanum linnaeanum (weed)

Quote from the Chronicle newspaper, Adelaide, Thursday 28 April 1932, in an article on Roseworthy Agricultural College on page 15:

"Mr. G. H. Clarke is the lecturer in mathematics and botany at the college. He spends much time in instructing first year students on fungal parasites that cause plant disease, and in dealing with families of flowering plants, which include agricultural types as far as possible. Second year students do systematic botany, dealing with the character of various crop and fodder plants, noxious weeds, and such like. Third year students study plant pathology and disease of plants."

Source: Trove, seen 17/3/2014

Quote from The Student, Roseworthy College magazine, Vol.27, May 1931:

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome to the staff Mr. G. H. Clarke, B.Sc., who has been appointed Lecturer in Botany and Maths. Mr. Clarke comes to us from the Sydney University, where he was Demonstrator in Botany. He has had wide experience in teaching, having also been Tutor at St Andrew's College and a teacher at North Shore Grammar School. He has already given evidence of his keenness and ability, and has reorganized the Botany syllabus. We hope that his stay will be both long and enjoyable.

"THIRD YEAR NOTES We wish to extend to Mr Clarke welcome to this world-famed College. He has come suitably equipped, for everyone realizes what a valuable asset that great big cherrywood pipe is. We all appreciate the delicate way he handles the tiny little sporophylls which so securely enclose “ze leetle seeds”.

Source: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/records/archives/roseworthy/student/Vol_27_No_01_May_1931.pdf

Booklet Published
"Important Weeds of South Australia"
1949 (Age 53)
Address: Department of Agriculture of South Australia
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Text:

In part:

"Clarke is author of a booklet 'Important Weeds of South Australia', with illustrations by "C. Wall", published in 1949 by the Dept of Agriculture of SA, printed by the SA Government Printer, first published as articles in the Agricultural Journal in 1936 and 1939."

Cover of booklet by Clarke - George H
Cover of booklet by Clarke - George H

Note: Image kindly provided by Denise Staverman.

Occupation
Retired
1963 (Age 67)
ResidenceSarah Jane KERRIGANView this family
1963 (Age 67)
Address: 8 Cliff Road
Death August 6, 1965 (Age 69)
Citation details: CLARKE GEORGE HERBERT 27277/1965  HERBERT MAY ELIZABETH ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:

Clarke George Herbert 6 Aug 1965 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

Burial
Address: Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013
Cemetery: Macquarie Park General (Formerly Northern Suburbs)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Text:

Clarke George Herbert 6 Aug 1965 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

Family with Sarah Jane KERRIGAN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1926Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBiographical Note - Clarke - George H
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
EducationBiographical Note - Clarke - George H
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
MarriageC - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 4694/1926  CLARKE GEORGE H F KERRIGAN ZARA J SYDNEY
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
OccupationBiographical Note - Clarke - George H
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
OccupationBiographical Note - Clarke - George H
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Text:

In part:

"Quote from the Chronicle newspaper, Adelaide, Thursday 28 April 1932, in an article on Roseworthy Agricultural College on page 15:

"Mr. G. H. Clarke is the lecturer in mathematics and botany at the college. He spends much time in instructing first year students on fungal parasites that cause plant disease, and in dealing with families of flowering plants, which include agricultural types as far as possible. Second year students do systematic botany, dealing with the character of various crop and fodder plants, noxious weeds, and such like. Third year students study plant pathology and disease of plants.""

and

"Quote from The Student, Roseworthy College magazine, Vol.27, May 1931:

"It is with great pleasure that we welcome to the staff Mr. G. H. Clarke, B.Sc., who has been appointed Lecturer in Botany and Maths. Mr. Clarke comes to us from the Sydney University, where he was Demonstrator in Botany. He has had wide experience in teaching, having also been Tutor at St Andrew's College and a teacher at North Shore Grammar School. He has already given evidence of his keenness and ability, and has reorganized the Botany syllabus. We hope that his stay will be both long and enjoyable.""

OccupationBiographical Note - Clarke - George H
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - SA - 1939
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - SA - 1939
Biographical NoteWeb Site - Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Booklet PublishedBiographical Note - Clarke - George H
Publication: https://www.anbg.gov.au/biography/clarke-g-h.html
Text:

In part:

"Clarke is author of a booklet 'Important Weeds of South Australia', with illustrations by "C. Wall", published in 1949 by the Dept of Agriculture of SA, printed by the SA Government Printer, first published as articles in the Agricultural Journal in 1936 and 1939."

OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1963
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1963
DeathC - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: CLARKE GEORGE HERBERT 27277/1965  HERBERT MAY ELIZABETH ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Clarke George Herbert 6 Aug 1965 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Clarke George Herbert 6 Aug 1965 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013