William Branwhite Clarke was born in Suffolk and studied at East Bergholt and Dedham schools before entering Jesus College Cambridge (B.A. 1821, M.A. 1824); he was ordained in 1823. Clarke was curate of Ramsholt, Suffolk and chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury (1837). In 1839 he emigrated to Australia where he was a schoolmaster and an Anglican clergyman; he later turned his attention to geology, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1876.
Pompeii. A poem. 1819.
The River Derwent, part the first, and other poems. 1822.
Lays of leisure; a collection of original and translated poems. 1829.
The duty and interest of educating the children of the poor in the principles of natural religion. 1833.
The history and practice of psalmody. 1835.
The Apostle John shown to be Unitarian. 1836.
Paul shewn to be no Unitarian. 1836.
A plain epistle. 1836.
The reviewer reviewed. 1836.
The signs of the times. 1838.
The claims and supremacy of the Scriptures. 1848.
Plain statements and practical hints respecting the discovery and working of gold in Australia. 1851.
Researches in the southern gold fields. 1861.
On the progress of gold discovery in Australia. 1871.
Remarks on the sedentary formations of New South Wales. 1871.
Address delivered to the Royal Society of New South Wales. 1872.
Address delivered to the Royal Society of New South Wales. 1873.