The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Clark, Rev. Charles

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Clark, Rev. Charles, the well-known lecturer, was born in London on April 19th, 1838, and entered the Baptist College at Nottingham as a student for the ministry. After filling several charges in London and the provinces, he accepted the pastorate of the Baptist Church in Albert Park, Melbourne, where he arrived in April 1869. Having been very successful as an amateur lecturer on secular subjects, he resigned his pastoral charge in 1874, and lectured professionally throughout the Australian colonies with extraordinary success. After a tour in America in 1876, where he attracted large audiences, he returned to Australia, but shortly afterwards left for England, where he remained till 1889, when he revisited Australia, and achieved a considerable measure of his former success.