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    1. Re: [Fiji] Scanlan Family 1870-1877
    2. Dear Lee, I do not know of any online versions of the Fiji Times, although I have requested the National Library of NZ, which holds a full run of the newspaper, to include it in Paperspast - The NZ equivalent to Trove. Maybe you could also request it! Christine On Apr 25, 2011 6:08pm, Lee Goleby <leemgee@internode.on.net> wrote: > Thank-you Christine and Nicola for your advice. What you have had to say > is > very valuable, and I will request some LDS Fiji records. > I've been looking through the newspaper records on the Trove website, and > found accounts of the trial of Patrick SCANLON for murder in Fiji in 1877. > Patrick had severely beaten a young Solomon Islands man who died a short > time later. SCANLON was found not guilty at the trial, but the judge let > it > be known that he disagreed with the verdict. It was an all-white jury, and > an obvious gross travesty of justice. There are also a couple of online > books that comment on the trial and its aftermath. It would be interesting > to view Fiji newspaper reports of the murder and trial. > Are there any websites that have images or transcriptions from Fiji > newspapers of that time? > Regards > Lee > ----------- FIJI ----------- > Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Fiji > which comprises the Fiji Islands and Rotuma. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message

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