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Obituary for John Clarke

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John Clarke was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship in 1963.

One of New Zealand’s great leaders in the N. Z. agricultural business, in particular the New Zealand wool industry, John Clarke passed away on 12 May 2018 in Dunedin.

John was involved in the sheep, beef, dairy, cropping and pig farming industries.  He was a member of the Producer Board’s Electoral Committee;  became Chairman of the New Zealand Wool Board between 1072-1980;   served as a Director of the Otago Dairy Co-Operative;   the Kiwi Dairy Co-Operative;   a Director of The National Bank;  and served as a Governor on the Board of Columba College, Dunedin.

His involvement in his local community as a leader both nationally and internationally within the wool industry John was formally recognised for these services.  In 1981, he was honoured with the CMG (Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George) and  received the NZ 1990 Medal for services to his community.

Anyone wishing to make contact with John’s wife, Margaret, and his family can do so by sending a message to 113 Quatermain Rd, Clinton South Otago 9584.