See also:British soldier and
See also:administrator, son of Colonel Andrew
See also:Clarke, of Co .
See also:governor of West
See also:Australia, was
See also:born at
See also:Southsea, England, on the 27th of
See also:July 1824, and educated at
See also:King's school, Canterbury . He entered the Royal Military Academy,
See also:Woolwich, and obtained his commission in the army in 1844 as second
See also:lieutenant in the Royal
See also:Engineers . He was appointed to his
See also:staff in West Australia, but was transferred to be A.D.C. and military secretary to the governor of
See also:Tasmania; and in 1847 he went to New Zealand to take
See also:part in the
See also:Maori War, and for some years served on
See also:Grey's staff . He was then made surveyor-general in
See also:Victoria, took a prominent part in framing its new constitution, and held the
See also:office of
See also:minister of public lands during the first administration (1855-1857) . He returned to England in 1857, and in 1863 was sent on a
See also:mission to the West
See also:Coast of Africa . In 1864 he was appointed director of
See also:works for the
See also:navy, and held this
See also:post for nine years, being responsible for
See also:great improvements in the
See also:naval arsenals at Chatham, Portsmouth and Plymouth, and for fortifications at Malta,
See also:Cork, Bermuda and elsewhere . In 1873 he was made K.C.M.G., and became governor of the Straits Settlements, where he did most valuable
See also:work in consolidating British
See also:rule and ameliorating the
See also:condition of the
See also:people . From 1875 to 188o he was minister of public works in India; and on his return to England in 1881, holding then the
See also:rank of lieutenant-colonel in the army, he was first appointed commandant at Chatham and then inspector-general of fortifications (1882—1886) . Having attained the rank of lieutenant-general and been created G.C.M.G., he retired from official
See also:life, and in 1886 and 1893 unsuccessfully stood for parliament as a supporter of Mr Gladstone . During his last years he was
See also:agent-general for Victoria . He died on the 29th of
See also:March 1902 .
Both as a technical and strategical engineer and as an Imperial administrator Sir Andrew Clarke was one of the ablest and most useful public servants of his
See also:time; and his contributions to periodical literature, as well as his official memoranda, contained valuable suggestions on the subjects of imperial defence and imperial consolidation which received too little
See also:consideration at a
See also:period when the home governments were not properly alive to their importance . He is entitled to remembrance as one of those who first inculcated, from a wide
See also:practical experience, the views of imperial administration and its responsibilities, which in his last years he saw accepted by the bulk of his
See also:country-men .
SAMUEL CLARKE (1675–1729)
SIR EDWARD GEORGE CLARKE (1841– )
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