The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Wellington Provincial District]
Mr. Frederick Arthur Laurie
Mr. Frederick Arthur Laurie, Leading Fitter in the Erecting Branch of the Eastown Workshops, was born in Richmond, Surrey, in 1862. He came with his parents to Auckland by the “John Duncan” in 1869. Mr. Laurie served an apprenticeship of seven years at the Auckland Railway Workshops. After completing his time he had a trip to England, and on his return to the Colony he was engaged as a fitter at the Hillside Workshops, Dunedin, where he remained for over six years, when he was transferred to Eastown as leading fitter. Mr. Laurie is a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers. In 1890 he was married to a daughter of Mr. F. Julius, of Milton, settler, and has a daughter.