Anthony John Clark

ID# 1829, (18 Jan 1962 - 6 Feb 1979)
Tony and mate had been out fishing, Dunedin
Jack and Tony playing golf in the backyard

Anthony John Clark was born on 18 Jan 1962 at Redroofs Home, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Parents: John Edward Charles Clark Post Office Employee, 34, born Ranfurly & Margaret June Scott, 33, born Dunedin.1,2

Tony as a baby

Anthony John Clark was also known as Tony Clark.

He was the son of John Edward Charles Clark.

Tony died on 6 Feb 1979 at 103 Stafford Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand , at age 17 years and 19 days

Anthony John Clark
Postal Assistant
103 Stafford Street, Dunedin
Aged 17, born: 18 Jan 1962
Born: Dunedin, in NZ 17yrs
Parents: John Edward Charles Clark, Postal Services Manager & Margaret June Scott
Not Married and no issue.1,3

Tony's cause of death on 6 Feb 1979 was from Coroner's finding:
Asphyxia and shock resulting from inhalation of blood complicating basal fractures of the skull, cerebral contusions and lacerations.

Tony's death notice appeared on 8 Feb 1979 in the "Otago Daily Times", New Zealand ,

CLARK Anthony John (Tony)
On Feb 6 1979 (suddenly) at his home, 103 Stafford St, beloved son of Jack & June, loved brother & brother-in-law of Louise & Bill Corlett (Lower Hutt) and Uncle of Kevin; aged 17 years.
Private cremation.
Gillions & Son Ltd, Funeral Director

Youth Found Shot Dead
A 17 year old Dunedin youth, Anthony John Clark was found dead in his parents home in Stafford St, about 8pm yesterday.
Police said that the youths death was the result of a gunshot wound and that there are no suspicious circumstances.4

Tony was cremated on 9 Feb 1979 at Anderson's Bay Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand ,

Ashes Burial:
Clark Anthony John (Tony) Beloved son of June & Jack, Dunedin 6 Feb 1979 aged 17 years. Eternal Peace.

Plaque was updated when Jack died in 2004 and now has a photograph of each.5

Jack and Tony Plaque
Adoptive fatherJohn Edward Charles Clark (14 Nov 1927 - 14 Jul 2004)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Folio No 12531, Mother CLARK. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: Folio No 2247, aged 17.
  4. [S10] Newspaper, Various Papers, Otago Daily Times, Feb 8 1979, as Sighted McNabb Library Dunedin, 4 Sept 2002. Hereinafter cited as Newspaper Article.
  5. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Vol 7, No 2580. Ashes Beam A - Block A Plot 4. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.