This Day in History: 1916-09-16

Barnard Lionel Clarkson from Toodyay was one of four Commissioners appointed to the Royal Commission on the Agricultural Industries of Western Australia on the Settled Portions of the South-West Coastal Districts. The Chairman was John Owen Giles (of Elder, Shenton and Co, Ltd.), with three other Commissioners:  Frank Evans Venn (of Dardanup Park), Henry Harold Paynter (of Woolundra) and Barnard Lionel Clarkson (of Toodyay).

WA government gazette, 15 Sept. 1916, pp. 1623-1624.
Progress report of the Royal Commission (1917), pp. 413, 632-635 (Parliament of WA website).
Toodyay herald, 2 June 1917, p.2.