Geoffrey Bernard Harker

ID# 7861, (3 Apr 1923 - 9 May 1999)

Geoffrey Bernard Harker was born on 3 Apr 1923 at Salvation Army Bethany Maternity Hospital, 18 Kensington Street, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand ,

Geoff was born in the Salvation Army Home in Wellington.
His birth name was Nahr William Clark
Mother: Beatrice May Clark, aged 19 born Reefton.
Records suggest that his father was William Nahr also from the Westcoast. DNA results give queries yet to be answered.

Geoff was adopted by Cyril Geoffrey Edmund Harker of Waipawa, Solicitor and Phyllis Carre Drinkwater Harker. Official order 9th of August 1923.1,2

He was the son of Beatrice May Clark.

Geoffrey died on 9 May 1999 at 16 Te Karuwha Parade, Waitangi, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand , at age 76 years, 1 month and 6 days.3

Geoffrey was cremated in May 1999 at Paihia Cemetery, Pahia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand .4

Geoffrey and Dorothea had 4 Children, still living.

MotherBeatrice May Clark (27 Dec 1903 - 30 Nov 1950)


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Copy of Orginial birth certificate held on File - via Cameron Day. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1923 Folio No 2784, June Qtr - as Nahr William Clark
    1923 Folio No 4660, Sept Qtr - as Geoffrey Bernard Harker & Nahr William Harker. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  3. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1999 NZ Online Database: 1999/10303 - 76yrs DOB 3/4/1923.
  4. [S3] NZSG, NZ Cemetery Records (Auckland, New Zealand & Online Council Databases: NZSG, 1988), Far North District Council Online Database: Paihia Cemetery, RSA Ash Berms, Block A Plot 16. Hereinafter cited as NZ Cemetery Records.