- 30 July 1926
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Journalist and Editor
- Alternative Names
- Clarke, Mary Patricia (also known as)
Patricia Clarke is a writer, editor and historian whose major focus has been on women in nineteenth century Australia.
She has been a resident of Canberra since the1960s when she moved to work there as a journalist. She has been an active member of the Canberra and District Historical Society, since its foundation in 1983. She served as president from 1997-99 and edited the Canberra Historical Journal from 1987-2000. She is a Fellow of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies. She was founding honorary secretary of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia from 1995-2000 and is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 2001 'for service to the promotion of Australian history through research and writing, to the study of Australian writers of the nineteenth century and to the Canberra and District Historical Society'.