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Looking for David William Castle, bush contractor in Coromandel, New Zealand

David Castle was born in 1865 and spent much of his life in the Coromandel working in kauri logging. He married Ann Jane Brady in Auckland in 1893. She died in 1925.He died in 1935 - in Paihia. I am looking for their descendants, most of whom were born in Auckland. A daughter Catherine Georgina married a Fitzpatrick. Is anyone else researching this family? I'd be pleased to make contact.

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BE degree in 1885 in New Zealand

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.

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Looking for Ernest Feltus ADAMS of Thames New Zealand and David William CASTLE, bush contractor, Coromandel, New Zealand.

Ernest Feltus ADAMS was born in 1965 and had a long career as surveyor and engineer in Coromandel. I would like to know more about his career, projects, and social context.
David William CASTLE was a kauri bush contractor in the Coromandel. Born in 1865. He served in WWI as a tunneller. He died in Paihia aged 72.
These men worked together in building the Waitawheta Bush Tramway to bring out kauri logs. The project brought them together in 1909, both having the reputation of being the best in the business, for this difficult project. The Kauri Timber Company commissioned the work. For a public history project we are looking for more information, ESPECIALLY PHOTOS, of both men.