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  Dictionary of Australian Biography Cl-Cu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Clarke accepted and, becoming a member of the legislative council, was able to be a tactful mediator between the governor and the colonists.
When responsible government was established Clarke was elected a member of the legislative assembly for Emerald Hill, and as surveyor-general in the first Haines (q.v.) ministry, brought in a bill for the establishment of municipal institutions.
Clarke was a man of good presence, a witty and lively conversationalist, interested in music and the fine arts, and well read in the poets, whom he often quoted with effect in his addresses.
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 Ockham's Razor - 13 February 2005  - Australia's Pioneer Geologist
William Branwhite Clarke came to Sydney as an Anglican clergyman in 1839 at the age of 41.
Clarke's correspondence is multidisciplinary and draws in a coterie of botanists, zoologists, entomologists, physical scientists, astronomers, meteorologists, amateur naturalists, and scientific governors and public servants.
The Reverend W.B. Clarke died at the age of 80 in 1878 and Australia's first scientific medal, the Clarke Medal, awarded for contributions in the natural sciences, was struck in his honour by the Royal Society of New South Wales.
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 Australian Museum Archives - Curators and Directors of the Australian Museum
William Holmes was a carpenter and joiner: the reasons for his appointment as collector for the new museum are obscure.
William Galvin, transported to NSW in 1826 and conditionally pardoned in 1832, worked from 1829 as a parliamentary messenger in the office of Edward Deas Thomson, who was appointed Colonial Secretary in 1837.
William Sheridan Wall succeeded John Roach in 1840 as collector and preserver, and moved the collections to the Court House in Darlinghurst.
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 The Biography of Early Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1833 he was presented to a living in Dorset and became one of the chaplains of the bishop of Salisbury, but in 1839, partly for reasons of health, he decided to go to Australia.
Clarke, in his evidence before the select committee on his claims, which sat in 1861, stated that he knew of the existence of the gold in 1841.
Clarke married and was survived by at least one son.
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 Clarke, William (1843 - 1903) Biographical Entry - Australian Dictionary of Biography Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
CLARKE, WILLIAM (1843-1903), businessman and parliamentarian, was born on 26 June 1843 in Melbourne, son of William Joseph Sayers Clarke and his wife Mary Ann, née Welsford.
Clarke claimed to have raised about £500,000 of deposits through agencies in the main towns of England, Scotland and Ireland, but the bank suspended payment in Melbourne on 3 December 1891.
Clarke was a justice of the peace in both Victoria and New South Wales.
www.adb.online.anu.edu.au /biogs/A030394b.htm   (803 words)

 The Royal Society of NSW
The Clarke Medal and Clarke Memorial Lecture were founded in memory of the Reverend William Branwhite Clarke, one of the fathers of the Royal Society of New South Wales.
In 1935 a Clarke Memorial Fund Permanent Advisory Committee was appointed by the Council of the Society, and, on its recommendations, Dr. W.G. Woolnough was asked to deliver a Clarke Memorial Lecture.
Clarke Memorial Lectures were delivered annually from 1936 to 1951, and since 1951 every second year.
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 Reverend W.B. Clarke - Father of Australian Geology - Bibliogrpahy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Clarke was one of the founders of this society and possibly the editor of this report.
Report on Clarke's appointment as pastor of the new church to be built at St Leonards, and the laying of the foundation stone.
Composed of Clarke, Colonel Baddeley, Edmund Blackett, and Francis Clarke.
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 The Royal Society of NSW
Shortly after Clarke's death a memorial fund was opened at a meeting of the Society on 3rd July 1878.
It was intended that the memorial take the form of annual lectures on geology, free to the public (to be known as Clarke Memorial Lectures); and a gold medal to be presented periodically for distinguished contributions to Australian geology (the Clarke Medal).
However, contributions to the Clarke Memorial Fund did not immediately rise to the expectations of the Council, and it was not until October 1879 that it was possible to go ahead with one of the schemes - namely, the Clarke Medal.
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 William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987 Amendment Ordinance 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987 Amendment Ordinance 1996
it is expedient to amend the William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987 (the "Principal Ordinance").
This ordinance is the William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987 Amendment Ordinance 1996.
www.sydney.anglican.asn.au /synod/ords/1996/44clarke.html   (377 words)

 William Branwhite Clarke - LoveToKnow 1911
WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLARKE (1798-1878), British geologist, was born at East Bergholt, in Suffolk, on the 2nd of June 1798.
He received his early education at Dedham grammar school, and in 1817 entered Jesus College, Cambridge; he took his B.A. in 1821, was ordained and became M.A. in 1824.
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 William Clarke College : History
The College is named after the Rev. William Branwhite Clarke MA, FRS who was born in 1798 and arrived in Australia on board the "Roxburgh Castle" on 1st June 1839.
By vocation a minister of the gospel, Clarke was the first Incumbent of the Parish of ‘Castle Hill with Rouse Hill and Dural’ appointed by Bishop Broughton on 3rd Dec 1839.
Academically, Clarke became known as a writer, poet and especially a scientist.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Clarke Medal
The Clarke Medal is awarded by the Royal Society of New South Wales (Australia) for distinguished work in the Natural sciences.
Named in honour of the Reverend William Branwhite Clarke, one of the founders of the Society.
Clarke Medal at Royal Society of New South Wales.
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 Topographical Engineers -- Australian Exploration
As Clarke later commented, ‘Leichhardt, to remedy the inconvenience felt on his first journey, went out upon his present expedition, supplied by a friend with an apparatus for measuring heights by means of boiling water’.
It was geology to which Clarke was particularly drawn and he was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1826.
Clarke compared the four aneroids with three mountain barometers, ‘sufficiently often, and under a range of nearly an inch of pressure during the period of the experiments’ that he felt the aneroids indicated the changes of the atmosphere ‘with as much precision’ as the mountain barometers.
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 UNE - News Release 049/04
She said she was humbled to be a recipient of the Clarke Medal, which had been awarded to so many eminent scientists over the past 125 years.
The Clarke Medal was founded in memory of the Reverend William Branwhite Clarke, an eminent geologist and Vice-President of The Royal Society of New South Wales from 1866 to 1878.
A photograph showing the Governor of NSW, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC (right) presenting the Clarke Medal to Professor Lesley Rogers is available for download.
www.une.edu.au /news/releases2004/March/049-04.html   (437 words)

 Darwin Correspondence Project: Introduction to Volume 10: 1862   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
William, now established in his career as a banker in Southampton, received further encouragement to use his free time to "work a little at Botany", with Darwin assuring him that such work would make his life "much happier" (letter to W. Darwin, 14 February [1862]).
William, with the help of his brothers George and Francis, who were staying with him, enthusiastically set to work (see letter to W. Darwin, [2--3 August 1862], and letter from W. Darwin, 5 August 1862).
In January, William Branwhite Clarke sent new evidence from Australia, but Darwin was particularly pleased to have a new and promising correspondent in New Zealand----the provincial geologist, Julius von Haast, who sent valuable evidence of glacial action, and more besides, from the little-explored Southern Alps.
www.lib.cam.ac.uk /Departments/Darwin/intros/vol10.html   (5600 words)

 In search of the riches of heaven and earth - National - www.smh.com.au
Moyal says that, for three decades, Clarke was the leading scientific savant in colonial NSW: "While Clarke remained a prominent clergyman, it is as a geologist and scientist that he played a national part."
Clarke began his geological fieldwork riding out on horseback from Parramatta in a widening arc.
He was a friend and advocate of Ludwig Leichhardt and wrote on the life and death of Edmund Kennedy, killed by an Aboriginal spear near Cape York, penning the inscription on Kennedy's memorial plaque in St James's Church, Sydney: "To the cause of science, the advancement of the Colony and the interest of humanity."
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 Organisations and schools ord - William Branwhite Clarke College Ord 1987   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987 as amended by the William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance Amending Ordinance 1991, the Accounts, Audits and Annual Reports Ordinance 1995, the William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987 Amendment Ordinance 1996 and the Diocesan Officers (Retirement) Repeal Ordinance 2001.
It is expedient that provision be made for the constitution and election of a council to establish and then to carry on the School and to vest authority in the council for such purposes as are hereinafter mentioned.
This Ordinance may be cited as "The William Branwhite Clarke College Ordinance 1987".
www.sydney.anglican.asn.au /synod/ords/organord/o72-0046.html   (1640 words)

 W.B. Clarke - Moviefone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Clarke, circa 1839, shortly after his arrival in New South...
Clarke, William Branwhite (1798 - 1878) Biographical Entry...
Clarke, Report, Votes and Proceedings (Legislative Assembly, New South Wales), 1861, 2, 1153; W.
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 William Clarke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Clarke (justice), chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
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William Clarke College, a college in NSW, Australia
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 Clarke, Coal and Controversy: the traumas of Reverend W.B. Clarke in his defence of Australian geology during the ...
Clarke, Coal and Controversy: the traumas of Reverend W.B. Clarke in his defence of Australian geology during the nineteenth century
This conference paper was originally published as Organ, MK, Clarke, Coal, and Controversy: the traumas of Reverend W.B. Clarke in his defence of Australian geology during the nineteenth century, in Hutton, AC (ed), Papers and Proceedings of the Southern and Western Coalfields Geological Conference, University of Wollongong, February 1990, 1-10
He clashed with Murchison in regards to the discovery of gold in Australia, and with McCoy over the age and structure of the Australian coalfields.
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 Dictionary of Australian Biography Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
She left at five years of age, and the eventual cause of her inclusion was that she was really an Australian of the third generation.
Her mother was an Australian, one grandfather spent all his adult life in Australia, and one of her great-grandfathers was William Sorell, one of the ablest governors that ever came to Australia.
Some excellent singers and executive musicians have made their mark in the world among whom may be mentioned Melba, Ada Crossley, and William Murdoch; but though some interesting music has been composed little is known of it and comparatively little has been published.
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 Thomas Shields Clarke - LoveToKnow 1911
THOMAS SHIELDS CLARKE (1860-), American artist, was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on the 25th of April 1860, and graduated at Princeton in 1882.
He was a pupil of the Art Students' League, New York, and of the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, under J. Gerome; later he entered the atelier of Dagnan-Bouveret, and, becoming interested in sculpture, worked for a while under Henri M. Chapu.
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 Clarke, William Branwhite - Bright Sparcs Archival and Heritage Sources
Microfilm and photocopies of correspondence from the William Branwhite Clarke papers held at the Mitchell Library.
Records relating to Clarke's involvement with Australian Museum as Secretary and Curator 1841-43 and as Trustee until 1874: Trust Minutes [Series 1] and Outwards Letters [Series 6].
Correspondence 1859-1908 including letters from W.B. Clarke, W. Woolls, and F. Mueller, manuscript of part of 'A Voice in the Country' published in the "Sydney Morning Herald" 1861-70 and newspaper cuttings on Calvert and Woolls and articles by Mueller [A4496].
www.asap.unimelb.edu.au /bsparcs/archives/P000312a.htm   (559 words)

 WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLAR... - Online Information article about WILLIAM BRANWHITE CLAR...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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 Darwin-L Message Log 5: 1-40 (January 1994)
This year (1994) is a particularly important one for all of us here because May 24th will be the 200th anniversary of the birth of William Whewell, one of the patrons of Darwin-L for his characterization of our topic, the palaetiological sciences.
The formulation of the principle is usually ascribed to William, marginal barber in Occam c.
Of course the most parsimonious theory will also be the least fantastic, and unfortunately lay people will most often prefer the most fantastic and entertaining hypothesis if they have a choice.
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 AAS-Academy medals
Established in 1878 in memory of the Rev William Branwhite Clarke, pioneer geologist, this is the oldest of the Australian scientific medals.
Founded in 1930 by the five sons of William Tyson Kendall, the founder of the Melbourne Veterinary College.
Established in 1979 in honour of William Rowan Browne, FAA, a member of the Geology Department of the University of Sydney from 1913 to 1949.
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 TIME CHART FOR GOLD DISCOVERY IN AUSTRALIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Rev William Branwhite Clarke reported that he had found specks of gold at Winburndale Creek near Bathurst, near the headwaters of Cox’s River near Hartley and on the Wollondilly River.
William Tipple Smith found a nugget of gold in tree roots on the property “Yallundry” in Frederick’s Valley near Ophir.
John Lister and William Tom, working on instructions from Hargraves (who was at home in Gosford), found payable gold at Yorkey’s Corner at Ophir.
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 Australasia (A&M)
William Henry Harvey (1811-1866) botanist: letter concerning botanical samples from New Zealand, 1852 MS 7830/21
Sir William Thomas Denison (1804-1871) soldier and colonial governor: letter to Joseph Milligan, Inspector of Convict Discipline, Hobart, concerning a plan to collect specimens from Australian coalfields, 1858 MS 7830/11
William Branwhite Clarke (1798-1979) geologist: letter to the historian and traveller William Hepworth Dixon (1821-1879), describing reading a life of John Howard in an "out-of-the-way place" on the River Darling, 1866 MS 7830/5
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