Clarkson, William, (Sir) (1859-1934)

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Clarkson, William (1859-1934)
Field of activity
Naval Officer; Naval officer
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NLA Persistent Identifier
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Biographies

Sir William Clarkson (1859-1934), naval officer, was born 26 March 1859 at Whitby, Yorkshire, England, son of James Nicholson Clarkson, draper, and his wife Mary, née Dixon. Educated at a private school...

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Sir William Clarkson was sent to visit Japan, the USA and the UK to study naval dockyards and ship construction in 1907. He remained in the UK 1908-1911 overseeing the building of destroyers for the Commonwealth Naval Forces, which became in 1911 the Royal Australian Navy Fleet Unit.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Clarkson, William
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Without Peer: Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934): Engineer, Vice-Admiral Royal Australian Navy
    Coulthard-clark, Chris
    Published: Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, Sydney, 2002
  3. Clarkson, Sir William (1859-1934), naval officer
    Primrose, B.N.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 8, 18-19
  4. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by William Clarkson (6)

  1. Natural oil : its origin and the possibility of its discovery on the mainland of Australia / by Sir William Clarkson
    Clarkson, William, Sir, 1859-1934
    [ Book : 1920 ]
    At 5 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 103,770.703)

  2. Defence : small arms factory : report / by W. Clarkson
    Clarkson, William Sir, 1859-1934
    [ Government publication, Book : 1913 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,852.336)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,852.336)

  3. Northern Territory : report on the possibility of developing a harbor at the mouth of the McArthur River / by Sir William Clarkson
    Clarkson, William, Sir, 1859-1934
    [ Government publication, Article : 1923 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,255.859)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,255.859)

  4. Proposed harbour and railway Sir E. Pellew's Group (Gulf of Carpentaria). to accompany my report dated 6th July 1923... to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories / W. Clarkson
    Clarkson, William, Sir, 1859-1934
    [ Government publication, Map : 1923 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Proposed harbour and railway Sir E. Pellew's Group (Gulf of Carpentaria). to accompany my report dated 6th July 1923... to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories / W. Clarkson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,604.645)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,604.645)

  5. Proposed harbour and railway Sir E. Pellew's Group (Gulf of Carpentaria). to accompany my report dated 6th July 1923... to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories / W. Clarkson
    Clarkson, William, Sir, 1859-1934
    [ Government publication, Map : 1923 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Proposed harbour and railway Sir E. Pellew's Group (Gulf of Carpentaria). to accompany my report dated 6th July 1923... to the Secretary, Department of Home and Territories / W. Clarkson
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,559.652)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,559.652)

  6. Proposed harbour and railway Sir E. Pellew's Group (Gulf of Carpentaria)
    Clarkson, William, Sir, 1859-1934
    [ Government publication, Map : 1923 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Proposed harbour and railway Sir E. Pellew's Group (Gulf of Carpentaria)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,528.207)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 40,528.207)

Resources about William Clarkson (3)

  1. Without peer : Admiral Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934) / Chris Coulthard-Clark
    Coulthard-Clark, C. D. (Christopher David), 1951-
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At Aus War Memorial
    Without peer : Admiral Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934) / Chris Coulthard-Clark
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 90,659.914)

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  2. Without peer : Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934): Engineer Vice-Admiral, Royal Australian Navy
    Coulthard-Clark, C. D. (Christopher David), 1951-
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At RUSI Victoria
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 90,003.008)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 90,003.008)

  3. Without peer : Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934): Engineer Vice-Admiral, Royal Australian Navy / Chris Coulthard-Clark
    Coulthard-Clark, C. D. (Christopher David), 1951-
    [ Book : 2002 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Without peer : Sir William Clarkson, KBE, CMG (1859-1934): Engineer Vice-Admiral, Royal Australian Navy / Chris Coulthard-Clark
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,050.555)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,050.555)

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    A collector's comment on his first editions of the works of Sir Walter Scott. / San Francisco, Gelber, Lilienthal, 1932
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  2. IMPRESSIVE NAVAL FUNERAL Sir William Clarkson Cremated
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