Tributes to
J. Desmond Clark


After the Pan African Congress held in Harare, while travelling by bus to the Victoria
Falls with Desmond and Betty Clark, Francis Thackeray and David Phillipson wrote the
following limerick:

There was a young fellow named Clark
Who rowed on the Cam for a lark
But that was too easy
He preferred the Zambezi
With Betty his wife, and Plutarch.

Dr Francis Thackeray, Principal Researcher: Human Origins and Past Environments, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, South Africa