Collection RS7 - Sir Ernest Clark Bequest

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Sir Ernest Clark Bequest


  • 1836-1943 (Creation)

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4 type one boxes

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British civil servant and Governor, Sir Ernest Clark was during his career, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Northern Ireland, 1921-25; Director Underground Railway System of London; Member of the Economic Mission to Australia, 1928-29; Governor of Tasmania, 1933-1945. Clark visited Australia in 1928-29 as a member of the British economic mission invited by the Australian government to examine the economy. As an author of the subsequent report he deeply impressed the premier of Tasmania, J. A. Lyons. It may well have been due to the prompting of Lyons, as prime minister, in 1933, that Clark was offered the governorship of Tasmania, an office which lack of funds had kept vacant for the previous three years. Fro more information see:

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Collection consists of historical documents, personal and official papers

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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HE Apr.2020




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