George Daniel Clark

George Daniel Clark (30 July 1848 – 21 February 1933) was an Australian politician.

Born in Colchester, Essex, to Daniel and Mary Ann Clark, he received limited schooling and worked on ships, which eventually took him to Australia around 1871, where he found employment with the Australasian Steam Navigation Company. On 27 August 1875 he married Rosannah Jane Druce at Woolloomooloo, with whom he had five children. He subsequently moved to Sydney and became a messenger at the Sydney Observatory. Having joined the International Order of Good Templars around 1873, he edited the New South Wales Good Templar (renamed Australian Temperance World in 1896) from 1883 to 1917; he was also a foundation member of the New South Wales Institute of Journalist. In 1891 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as one of four members for Balmain; he was elected for the Labor Party but refused to sign the pledge, subsequently joining the Free Traders. In 1894 Balmain was split into Balmain North, Balmain South, Annandale and Leichhardt, each electing one member. Clark contested Leichardt as the Free Trade Candidate, but was unsuccessful. After his defeat he rejoined the Labor Party and ran as a with its endorsement in four state elections between 1898 and 1907, without success.[1] He was also a Labor candidate at the 1906 Australian Senate election for NSW.[2]

Clark died at Lakemba on 21 February 1933(1933-02-21) (aged 84).[3]

See alsoEdit

  • Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
  • 1891–1894


  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Index to candidates (Chedid to Coady)". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  2. ^ "1906 legislative election: Senate, New South Wales". Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr George Daniel Clark (1848-1933)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 May 2019.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Jacob Garrard
Frank Smith
John Hawthorne
George Clubb
Member for Balmain
With: Edward Darnley
James Johnston
William Murphy
District abolished