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BE degree in 1885 in New Zealand

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I am researching a man born in 1865. Later in life he qualified BE, ie Bachelor of Engineering. I also found reference to him with a ME, Master of Engineering. He was an engineer and surveyor in the Coromandel. Can anyone tell me where he would have qualified. He is not a graduate of either Auckland and Otago Universities.
His name is Ernest Feltus ADAMS, or Feltus Ernest ADAMS.

Surnames: ADAMS
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on 2012-11-27 22:37:56

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by ngairedith on 2012-11-28 07:05:29

he attended the Church of England Grammer School, Parnell, Auckland for 5 years and the Thames High School for 1 years.
He sat his Civil Service Examinations in October 1880 and passed all his exams as the 7th highest marks in the Colony (Horace William Colbrook was the highest)

by ngairedith on 2012-11-28 07:25:26

the James Adams mentioned at that link as the Headmaster of both those schools was Ernest's father.
Ernest was employed in the Government Survey Department for about 6 years, working in the Hauraki Peninsula. He entered the service as a cadet and passed his examination three years later

by SusanMonk1 on 2012-11-28 17:05:22

Thank you so much. He certainly had a great education. Thanks for the Govt Survey Dept info. Do you know if this was a route to the degrees of BE and ME?
I am looking for photos of EFA in his work environment and also names of projects that he worked on. This is for a Dept of Conservation history project to bring to life stories of men involved in engineering projects in the Coromandel.
I am going to the Thames School of Mines museum next Thurs, and the Treasury. Can you suggest any other places or people I should see?
I have found information about the family too, is there anything I can help you with?

by ngairedith on 2012-11-28 17:15:08

Hi Susan,
started a journal on EFA last night for you

wont be back home now for 12 hours but will get onto it again then. Will let you know when it's finished

If you could post here all that you have on him it would help me not to do 'double searching'

cheers

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