Anthony John Clark

#1829, (18 Jan 1962 - 6 Feb 1979)
Tony and mate had been out fishing, Dunedin
     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 father*John 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.