Auckland Libraries: Lt Cooper's journal

Lieutenant Cooper's summer holidays

Wednesday 19 May 12pm to 1pm Free

Join historian and former research librarian David Verran to find out what Lieutenant Cooper did in his summer holidays in 1850.

Isaac Rhodes Cooper's journal covering 1850 to 1856 has recently been transcribed by Susan and David Verran and this includes Cooper's visit to the Bay of Islands and the Pink and White Terraces at Rotomahana. They also describe who his party met along the way and various interesting incidents. 

Speakers’ biography 

David Verran is a retired librarian, and former Team Leader and local historian of Research Central, Auckland Libraries. David has authored a number of books, most recently Auckland City Libraries: another chapter and The North Shore: an illustrated history. He has also written many articles, including a couple of articles about Isaac Rhodes Cooper for the NZ Society of Genealogist’s magazine “The Genealogist” and Channel Magazine. 

David is the vice-president of both the Friends of Symonds St Cemetery and Devonport Museum; he is on the committee of the NZ History Federation and also serves as a volunteer for the Birkenhead Museum. 

Susan Verran is a teacher and a linguistics graduate who was able to use those skills to uncover Cooper's less than perfect handwriting and give an indication of him as a person.

Book now

This event will be held in the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium (Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets) and online via Zoom.



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining via Zoom. 

Family & local history

Other events at Central City Library

Auckland Libraries:Event