Alice Springs Airport pays tribute to local legend

Alice Springs Airport has opened a new facility of which its very purpose is as versatile as its namesake! Named after one of the Northern Territory’s most extraordinary women, Molly (O’Donnell) Clark, the facility is a multi-function room for up to twelve people available for hire for conferences, meetings and training. Featuring high-speed WIFI, inbuilt conference table IT and multimedia capability, including a 65” wall mounted monitor/TV, and a kitchenette, the Molly Clark Room is the latest instalment at the airport offering a unique and new service for locals.


“We’re proud to name one of our facilities after a character truly Territorian and someone intrinsic to the history here in Alice Springs”, said General Manager of Alice Springs Airport, Dave Batic.


Molly Clark was born in Mount Barker, South Australia in December 1922. In 1955, her and her family relocated to Andado Station, around 330km South East of Alice Springs. After conquering much adversity and challenges throughout her life, Molly continued to work hard on her Station in the Northern Territory.


In 1993, she established the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame and continued to be acknowledged with accolades throughout her career, including a Brolga Award in 1995 for her achievement in tourism and the prestigious NT Chief Minister’s Women’s Achievement Award in 1999.


After almost 50 years on the station and the last 30 years living on her own, Molly at the age of 84 years moved into a home in Alice Springs and eventually passed away on 23rd September 2012. She will be remembered as a great Territorian and this new facility at Alice Springs Airport will help commemorate her remarkable life in years to come.


The Molly Clark Room is available for future functions. Anyone wishing to learn more or make a reservation, please contact Alice Springs Airport on or (08) 8951 1211.