Clarke, Sir Andrew

Born 27 July 1824 (Southsea, Hampshire)
Died 29 March 1902. (London)
Parents: Colonel Andrew and Frances Jackson, nee Lardner
Marriage: 1867 London, Mary Margaret MacKillop; 1d.
Occupation: Military engineer and government officer
Religion: Church of England?
Education: King's School, Canterbury, Portora School, Enniskillen, Ireland, and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

Career: Commissioned 2nd lieutenant. Royal Engineers; arrived Hobart with Sir William Denison 1847; worked with his detachment in NZ and returned Hobart 1849; became private secretary to Denison; transferred to Melbourne 1853 as surveyor-general; returned to England 1858; held various appointments including governor of Straits Settlements and inspector-general of fortifications; promoted lieutenant-general CB, KCMG, GCMG, CIE. Acted as agent-general for Vic. several times.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCOffice-bearing nomineeAugust 1853 March 1856 
MLASouth MelbourneNovember 1856 August 1858Resigned

Appointments: Surveyor-general 29 Aug 1853-11 Mar 1857
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 3. Image: Andrew Clarke, Surveyor-General [picture]. In Collection: [Portraits of Victorian Surveyor-Generals and Ministers for Lands]. State Library of Victoria.
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: May 2015 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.