I was interested to see another Clarkin in Australia as I believe that most of us are related.I live in Melbourne but was born in Adelaide.
I have not looked at my family tree for a while but this is what I can remember.
My great-grandfather, James Clarkin (nicknamed "Gentleman Jim") was born in Halifax, Yorkshire and emigrated to Port Adelaide, Australia, early last century. I do not anything much about his family but I think he may have served in the British Army.
James had four children, one of whom was my grandfather, Terry, born around 1910, I think.One of my grandfather's brothers, Larry, moved to Sydney and had a family there.My great-uncle, Harry, died a while ago but had one son.The remaining member is Sadie, who is still alive.
My father's name in Patrick Clarkin and there are a number of males in my family by the name of James and Patrick, including my brother.
Interestingly, asthma is also a family ailment and I think that Charles is also a family name.