JOHN Clarke made us all laugh through his comic genius, his wit and satire. He was a very, very funny man, and deeply loved by two nations: Australia, where he spent most of his career, and New Zealand, where he started out and became an iconic figure.
But he wasn’t your normal 'funny-man'. He wasn’t prone to public display and overexposure. John was a deeply private person.
The Clarke Family has kindly given a series of his extraordinary photographs for a calendar to raise money for two of John’s great loves: the ABC and the Trust for Nature.
ABC Friends National spokesman and Clarke family friend Ranald Macdonald says the quality of the images show John could easily have had a second career.
“He was a naturally-gifted photographer. The images must have taken a great deal of time, patience, and concentration to achieve.”
The calendars cost $25 and are available through ABC Friends.
Jeff Waters is a member of ABC Friends National.