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THE NEW MEMBER

Mr John Edie was born in New South Wales in 1856, and came to New Zealand from Victoria in 1863. Ho was educated at the Waitahuna School, under the late Mr Daniel Clarke. On leaving school he worked on his father's farm at Waitahuna for four vears.- He then joined a, sur.vey party' as a. cadet, under'the late Mr C. W. Adams. In 1876 Mr Edie, when 20 vears of age, was appointed assistant' surveyor to the Government Department," being employed all oyer Otago, and for several years • m the Catlins River bush district. _ Fifteen \cars ago Mr Edie was appointed engineer for the Tuapeka County, a position he holds at the present time. He has taken an active interest in the •mining industry in Otago, and. has also followed farming pursuit*. He has; a farm of 900 acres at Tuapeka West, this being worked in conjunction with farms,belonging to his two: sons. He is at present Mayor of Lawrence.

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THE NEW MEMBER, Oamaru Mail, Volume XLIV, Issue 14033, 15 April 1920

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THE NEW MEMBER Oamaru Mail, Volume XLIV, Issue 14033, 15 April 1920

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