Trader Jacks near the harbour on Rarotonga is iconic. In this episode, Jack's daughter, Vanessa talks its colourful history and its legendary owner. Sadly, Jack |Cooper died in June, 2022 but his legacy lives in his new book. Vanessa talks about that and shares some of the 40 years of trials and tribulations, hilarious stunts and downright unbelievable events recalled by a man who was dubbed “the Gordon Ramsey of the Rarotonga ecosphere”
Jacks' book, "40 years behind bars. A publican in paradise" can be ordered on line at https://40ybb.com. Shipping is worldwide or if you're in Rarotonga you can buy a copy at Traders
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