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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]

Mr. George Cooper

Mr. George Cooper, who came to the Colony in 1840 with Captain Hobson, in the capacity of Collector of Customs and Treasurer, at a salary of £600 per annum, was, on the 3rd of May, 1841, appointed Colonial Treasurer and Collector of Customs, his salary being at that time reduced to £500, with an increase of £10 per year until a maximum of £600 should be reached. On the 9th of the following May Mr. Cooper resigned, and his office was filled by Mr. Alexander Shepherd.