The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Auckland Provincial District]
Mr. Vernon Herbert Reed
Mr. Vernon Herbert Reed, Clerk and Treasurer to the Bay of Islands County Council, was born in Auckland in 1871, and educated at Victoria College, Jersey, Dulwich College, London, and the University of Sydney, New South Wales. Mr. Reed visited England in 1878 and returned in 1887. Two years later he joined the literary staff of the Melbourne “Daily Telegraph” and subsequently the “Sydney Morning Herald” on each of which he remained two years. He returned to New Zealand at the close of 1893, and settled in the Bay of Island, where he began his legal studies. Mr. Reed was initiated into Masonry in 1896, joining the local lodge. He is a member of the Kawakawa Domain Board, and during 1896 was chairman of directors of the New Bay of Islands' Coal Company. As a footballer, Mr. Reed represented Auckland Province in 1889, Victoria in 1890, New South Wales Colony in 1891–92, Hawke's Bay Province in 1895, and captained the Waipara Branch Union in the same year.
Mr. V. H. Reed.