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Who was Pegg Clarke?

Who was Pegg Clarke?

Pegg Clarke (1890–1956), who took photographs of Scotch’s grounds and buildings in the late 1930s, lived with Dora Wilson, an artist, opposite the boarding house gates, one door below Callantina Road, at 476 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. David Purvis (1944), whose family are local real-estate agents, would place her in Hawthorn from the 1920s to the 1950s.

She was a keen professional photographer and her speciality was portraiture. Various Old Boys have Clarke’s photographic portraits of themselves – for example, Jim Ramsay (1948); or of their parents – Norman Wright (1939) has one of his mother and David Clarke (1963) has one of his father Thornton Clarke (1934); or of their children – David Bradshaw (1924), resident in McMeckan House as Junior School Headmaster from 1945, had all three of his children taken by her. When Bernard Haugh (1930) married Nancy Attwood (staff 1939–44) in 1942 they went straight from the chapel to Pegg Clarke’s house to have her take their wedding photograph.

It is possible that she was related to Olive Clarke, Gilray’s secretary. Somewhere perhaps are the plates and negatives of her photographs of Scotch.

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Thanks to all Old Boys who have supported the 2005 Annual Giving Program. To date $130,000 from 810 generous donors has been received to support the School. The Archives are compiled by Dr Jim Mitchell, Co-Archivist. Phone: 9810 4293 Email: jim.mitchell@scotch.vic.edu.au

The 20 oldest Old Boys

1. Alfred William Herbert Chandler, b 1 June 1905. Aged 100. Congratulations!
2. Melbourne Crutchfield Clayton, b. 30 Dec 1905
3. William Balleny Howden, b. 14 Mar 1906
4. Francis Campbell Stuckey, b. 14 Apr 1906
5. Roy Riggall Prentice, b. 26 June 1906
6. Charles Spencer Mann, b. 19 July 1908.
7. Robert Jarrett McCullagh, b. 17 Aug 1908
8. Leslie Winsall Hall, b 18 Sept 1908
9. Leonard Denton Kemp, b. 6 June 1909. Prefect
10. Keith McKinley Wilson, b. 16 Sept 1909. Prefect
11. John Hewitt Pope, b. 18 Sept 1909
12. Albert Alexander Willis, b. 29 Sept 1909
13. (John) Alexander Lyne, b. 23 Oct 1909. Prefect. Dux 1928
14. Leslie Charles Blair Barker, b. 29 Dec 1909
15. Walter Alexander Forbes, b. 21 Mar 1910
16. Preston Dodds Reid, b. 20 May 1910
17. Michel Krizoz, b. 3 Nov 1910
18. Sir (Joseph Robert) Archibald Glenn, b. 24 May 1911. Prefect
19. Frank Charles Lawson, b. 5 June 1911
20. Ian Edwin Crapp (1927) b. 4 Oct 1911
The youngest boy is:
Jonathan Vincent Bucello,
b. 14 April 2000.

Updated: Monday 24 June 2013