Practical Visionaries: Three Generations of the Inglis Clark Family in Tasmania and Beyond

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Practical Visionaries: Three Generations of the Inglis Clark Family in Tasmania and Beyond

2004

Alex C McLaren

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In 1832 Alexander Clark, a young Scottish engineer, and his wife Ann Inglis, migrated to Tasmania where they and their descendants influenced many aspects of Tasmania's development over the next 130 years. The most famous of all was, without doubt, their youngest son Andrew Inglis Clark, author of the Hare-Clark voting system, one of the "Founding Fathers" of Australian federation and prime architect of the Constitution. Alexander Clark made significant contributions to the industrial and economic development of Tasmania in the 19th century, and gained a reputation for high professionalism and his concern for the welfare of the convicts in his workforce at Port Arthur and their right to common justice.

Dr Alex C McLaren is a great grandson of Alexander Clark and a graduate of the Universities of Tasmania and Cambridge. He was formerly a Reader in Physics at Monash University and subsequently a Professor in the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra.

ISBN: 1 86295 192 6