Woman Clark, Lady Mary
- Charity Worker
Written by Caitlin Stone, The University of Melbourne
Lady Mary Clark (née Winkfield) was born in South London. As a young woman, she was involved in charitable work for the Ragged School Union and the London School Dinners Association. In 1899, she married civil servant Ernest Clark. She travelled extensively, following her husband's career to Northern Ireland (1920 to 1925), South Africa (1904 to 1905), Australia (1928 to 1929) and South America (1929). In 1933, her husband became Governor of Tasmania. In Hobart, Lady Clark involved herself in many charitable and community organisations including the Red Cross Society, Country Women's Association, National Council of Women of Tasmania, State Council for Voluntary Aids and the Girl Guides' Association. She also founded the Lady Clark Memorial Home in Claremont, Tasmania. Lady Clark died in Hobart in 1944.
- Winkfield, Mary, 'London School Dinners Association [letter]', The Times (London), 3 January 1891, p. 11. Details
- 'Tasmania Mourns Death of Lady Clark', The Mercury, 6 September 1944, p. 3, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26045966. Details
- 'Death of Lady Clark at Hobart', The Examiner, 6 September 1944, p. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91419307. Details
- Reynolds, John, 'Clark, Sir Ernest (1864-1951)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University (ANU), c.2006, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/clark-sir-ernest-5661/text9557. Details