The David Clark arrived on 29 October 1839, carrying with it the very first assisted immigrants direct to Melbourne.
The talk describes the voyage and the arrival of the vessel, as well as its relationship with Charles Joseph La Trobe who developed contacts with many passengers aboard David Clark.
These included William and Agnes Bell of Yarra Glen, and plantsmen John Arthur and John McEwin, among others.
Presenter: Irene Kearsey
Irene is deeply interested in many aspects of Victoria’s history and has worked extensively as a volunteer with Public Records Office Victoria (PROV) archives.
As a member of the La Trobe Society, she participated in the PROV project of indexing the Inward Correspondence to La Trobe, 1839-1851.
She has also carried out research for the National Trust on topics relating to public art to be registered.
Contact Irene for information and booking.