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Biographical entry Clark, Donald (1864 - 1932)

Born
17 February 1864
Ashby, Victoria, Australia
Died
7 April 1932
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Science educator

Summary

Donald Clark, an engineering graduate of the University of Melbourne, became foundation Director of the Bairnsdale District School of Mines in 1890. He lectured at the University of Melbourne in 1910 in metallurgy and from 1911 was Chief Inspector of Technical Schools.

Details

Born Ashby, Victoria, 17 February 1864. Died Melbourne, 7 April 1932. Educated University of Melbourne (BCE 1889, Master of Mining Engineering 1907). Surveyor's assistant 1883-85; foundation director, Bairnsdale District School of Mines 1890-1906; director, Bendigo School of Mines and Industries 1907-09; lecturer in metallurgy, University of Melbourne 1910; first chief inspector of technical schools 1911-30. Patented a process for the treatment of gold slimes by the nitre cake method 1905. Largely responsible for the junior technical schools as an integral part of the Victorian post-primary education structure. Wrote "Australian Mining and Metallurgy" 1904, "Gold Refining" 1909 and three important booklets on technical education between 1923 and 1929.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Clark, Donald, 'Minerals of Eastern Gippsland', Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 4, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1892, pp. 285-289. Details
  • Clark, Donald, 'Remarks on the Fineness and Distribution of Gold in North Gippsland', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 5, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1893, pp. 332-337. Details
  • Clark, Donald, 'The Roasting and Treatment by Chlorine of Gippsland Auriferous Ores', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, NEW SERIES, Stillwell and Co., Melbourne, 1898, pp. 1-13. Details
  • Clark, Donald, 'Notes on the Solubility of Gold-Silver Alloys in Cyanide of Potassium Solutions', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, NEW SERIES, Stillwell and Co., Melbourne, 1898, pp. 147-151. Details
  • Clark, Donald, 'The training of an engineer (Paper & Discussion)', Proceedings of the Victorian Institute of Engineers vol. XVI, 1917, pp. 20-49, 54-67, 84-90, 114-122. Also available at http://hdl.handle.net/11343/24587. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.