People - Robert Leeuwin (Nobby) Clark
MLC - Architect and Civil Engineer
Born: 1889 Glebe, New South Wales, Australia. Died: 1 July 1942.
- Went to Missina and was with German expeditions into Highlands pre-WWI
- Joined Australian Flying Corps, went to England, where he married K.A.G. (Gladys) Brown
- Shot down in France, then training pilots in England
- Returned to New Guinea in 1919 (Rabaul) as works manager for the Expropriation Board from 1921-1926
- Managing Director Loo Company from 1929
- President of the New Guinea Club
- President of the RSL
- Chief Warden Rabaul at the time of Japanese invasion
- Member Legislative Council and non-official member Executive Council
- In the mid 1920s identified sites for aerodromes at Lae and Wau
- Built New Guinea Club in Rabaul; gun emplacements at Praed Point, etc.
© Margo Grimes 2003