Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Port Arthur talk - Five generations & a farm ~ an insight into "Cascades" at Koonya. Presenter: Don Clark

Contact: Susan Hood
P: 6251 2324 E: susan.hood@portarthur.org.au W: http://www.portarthur.org

Location: Port Arthur
Date of Event: 19 June 2013

Intended Audience: All Interested

Don has lived on the property at Cascades for many years. He will give an insight not only into the property as a convict station, and later as an orchard and farm from 1842 to the present, but also a brief history of five generations of the Clark family who have lived and worked there, including links to early life on the Tasman Peninsula.

Born at the old Koonya hospital, and educated at Koonya State School and as a boarder at Friends School, Don worked on the orchard with his father which employed up to 20 during the fruit season, until taking over at age 25. Involved in community activities such as football, badminton, golf, the Koonya fire brigade, Taranna boat club, Koonya Hall Committee, Rotary, 9 years as a Tasman Councillor including Deputy Mayor and a J.P., he has also built a boat, circumnavigated Tasmania, and sailed to Queensland, living on the boat for 5 months. With the help of family and skilled persons, the remaining buildings of the Cascades Probation Station have been restored and turned into a Bed and Breakfast, a museum, and a reception centre.

Wednesday 19 June, 2013 at 5.30 p.m.
Junior Medical Officer's Conference Room,
Port Arthur Historic Site

For more information call 6251 2324

Online information 

'The Port Arthur Historic Sites include three of the eleven historic sites that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property'