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Biographical entry Verco, Joseph Cooke (1851 - 1933)

Born
1 August 1851
Fullarton, South Australia, Australia
Died
29 July 1933
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Physician and Conchologist

Summary

(Sir) Joseph Cooke Verco practised medicine in South Australia from 1878. In 1885 he helped found the Medical School of the University of Adelaide and lectured in medicine 1887-1915. On retirement he revived his interest in shells and worked for the South Australian Museum.

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Archival resources

South Australian Museum Archives

  • Joseph Cooke Verco - Records, 1914 - 1933; South Australian Museum Archives. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Joseph Cooke Verco - Records, 1851 - 1924, PRG 322; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details
  • Royal Society of South Australia - Records, 1853 - 1969, SRG 10; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

The University of Adelaide Archives

  • Joseph Cooke Verco - Records, 1885 - 1915; The University of Adelaide Archives. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Verco, J., Combing the Southern Seas, B.C. Cotton, Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, 1935. Details

Book Sections

  • Southcott, R. V., 'Verco, Sir Joseph Cooke (1851-1933), Physician and Conchologist', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 318-319. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120355b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Verco, J. C., 'Sir Edward Stirling, Kt, CMG, FRS, MA, MD, FRCS, CMZS. A Note of Appreciation', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 1, 1919, pp. 298-299. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.