Free Settlers to Northern and North Western Tasmania – Published 1980 (60 pages)
This booklet gives with the English & European Ancestry of Thomas Clarkes and Mahala Beaumont who met and married in Launceston in 1862. Towards the end of the 19th Century, they commenced a country store in Sheffield that ultimately became one of Tasmania’s great country stores Slaters of Sheffield. The Clarkes’ five daughters married Richard Brain (Launceston), Ernest West (Cluan), Len Manning and Jesse Slater (both Sheffield) and Edward Joyce (Burnie). The families of these five couples are outlined in this book along with other Clarke and Beaumont relatives in Tasmania.