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    1. Re: [Fiji] Andrew Edward
    2. Nicola Davies
    3. Hi Robert, I have had success looking at the Australian Trove Online Newspapers, for shipping movements (also family notices for Fiji families). Also I have found some publications on Google Books contain details about people in Fiji. But I'm looking for an unusual name, Andrew Edward is extremely difficult to search for because you get so many people with those two names as first names. However, I did get this one promising result. Is it possible he lived in South Africa first? The family I am researching in Fiji (Ludolph) also came from South Africa, but in the early 1900s. Good luck Nicola Davies Auckland, New Zealand -----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Robert Carson Sent: Sunday, 1 June 2014 10:58 p.m. To: Subject: [Fiji] Andrew Edward I am seeking information about Andrew Edward, born 1841 Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland. According to family legend he went to Fiji where he married. He is last recorded in Scotland in 1862. To trade he was a mechanical engineer. My theory is that he went to Fiji to install a steam engine for use in a cotton mill, and it was later re-used in a sugar mill on the Salialevu Estate on Taveuni. According to Fiji Times Online dated October 31, 2010, machinery (steam engine and gear train) has survived in the remains of a sugar mill there. The gear wheels bear the words Blaikie Brothers Engineers, Aberdeen, and the date 1863. Blaikie Brothers’ ironworks were a fairly short distance from his home on the southern outskirts of Aberdeen, so I am assuming that he worked there. Are there likely to be any marriage, death, burial or other records for Andrew? Any information will be gratefully received. Robert Carson, Glasgow, Scotland This list is adoptable. If you would like to volunteer to adminster this list, click here: ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

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