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The Douglas Family In Fiji

This group is for those who are descendants of Juliana Catherine Spiller & Walter Aubrey Douglas who came to settled in Fiji.

Note: This group is now (29 April 2015) open to new members.

Website: http://Facebook.com
Location: Levuka & Taveuni Fiji Islands
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2016

Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire

From 27 Jan 2014 To 23 May 2014

An exploration of the surprising connections between Northern Scotland and the South Pacific, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

This exhibition in King’s Museum displays some of the items in the University of Aberdeen’s internationally important Pacific collections for the first time in decades, and reveals new research conducted by the Fijian Arts Project of the University of East Anglia and University of Cambridge. A reminder of the complexities of the North-East of Scotland’s contribution to the British Empire and continuing international politics, Fiji, Scotland and the Making of Empire also shows the complexity and beauty of Fijian culture as it has developed over the past few hundred years as part of the network that links the Pacific Islands and the wider world.

See more: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/news-events/events/4400/

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Comment by William Douglas on April 29, 2015 at 19:48

In History Scotland's May/June issue they explore what life was like for the pioneer Scottish families who set up homes and businesses in the Pacific in the days before formal colonies had been created, instead using their connections with both their fellow emigrants and prominent Pacific dynasties in order to survive

Wherever in the world you live, you can download a copy of the magazinehttp://scot.sh/hsfbdigital or order a print copy from our website:http://scot.sh/1tFpocr

 

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The more information you can give about the people you mention, the more chance there is of someone else connecting with your family.

Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

Professions also help.

'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

Maybe it is time to update the information in your profile?


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