Category Archives: My Family Research

Elizabeth Pickering and the Henry family of Fiji

This article was originally published in Pickering Chronicles, January 2016, Issue 3. Pickering Chronicles: vuvale tawayalani is a newsletter for the descendants of Charles Pickering of Rewa, Fiji. Elizabeth Henry née Pickering (1838-1898) By Dulcie Stewart Elizabeth Marama Pickering was the daughter of Charles Pickering II and … Continue reading

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I carry your heart with me…for my dad, 30 years on

Last week was the 30th anniversary of my dads passing. I blogged about him, my grief and how art heals on my blog Urban Viti. Lawrence James Stewart (1955- 1982), I carry your heart with me (I carry it in … Continue reading

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Underwood

1873; — Underwood was living in Dreketi; Turpin’s Fijian Almanac ………………………….. 1873, according to the census of Europeans, Phillis Underwood aged 3- halfcaste Ester Underwood aged 5- halfcaste Phillis Underwood aged 10- halfcaste (2 Phillis’s) were living at Laugeri, Koro … Continue reading

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The Jensen search continues…

Index to Registers of Immigrant Ships’ Arrivals 1848-1912 http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/research/index/immigration.asp#top Name: JENSEN Peter Chris Age: 25 Ship: Shakespeare Date: 3 Aug 1871 Name: JENSEN Peter Jonas Age: 26 Ship: Frideburg Date: 12 Aug 1871 Name: JENSEN Peter Age: 18 Ship: Lammershagen … Continue reading

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John Stewart = John Jensen?

My family oral history is that my dads’s grandfather, Jack STEWART changed his surname from JENSEN to STEWART and that he was German. My sister Laurel finally emailed me last month information on paternal grandfathers, John Stewart’s (c.1915-1964) death. His death … Continue reading

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Charles Pickering

Microfilms I have to look up for Charles Pickering Snr (1786- ). From: State Library of Queensland http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/info/fh/convicts Charles Pickering, one of 189 convicts transported on the Duke of Portland, January 1807. Sentence details: Convicted at Norfolk Assizes for a … Continue reading

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Almost had it!

Last week Wednesday (19 August, 2009) I went to the Fryer Library at the University of Queensland and viewed Despatches from United State consuls in Lauthala on microfilm from 1850-1854. The reel I looked at were letters written by John Brown Williams, the … Continue reading

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A new day

This is my second attempt at trying to blog about my family history. Here’s a post from September 2008 that I started on blogger: Where the Whalers Went I seem to be all over the place with my research and … Continue reading

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