AWM Canberra Last Post Ceremony for 2 Hicks Descendants – Lyle Hicks and Herbert Charles Rogers 26 & 27/9/2014 – 4.55pmHonouring their sacrifice in New Guinea (Buna - Gona) WWII 1942September 26th, 2014
Hicks Family 2014 Get Together180th Wedding Anniversary of James Hicks and Margaret DaleyNovember 8th, 2014
The Hicks Family
Who am I ? Kerrie Anne Christian (nee Adams), a great great granddaughter of Henry Thomas Hicks, eldest child of James and Margaret Hicks.
It's now been discovered that James Hicks' sister Sarah Hurst-Herbert (nee Hicks) was in the Illawarra by as early as 1823, likewise James' step dad Thomas White - barely 8 years after the first European settlement in the Illawarra. And James Hicks' mum (Margaret White nee Howe) had arrived in Wollongong by 1826.
Nearly 200 years later, and in 2014 we've had 9 generations live in the Illawarra - one of the earliest European Pioneering Families in the Northern Illawarra - with 7 generations of the Hicks McKenzie branch in an unbroken chain since 1837.
Some Hicks' left in the 19th Century, and became Pioneering European families on the NSW North Coast (Hicks). Then some went further afield to Brisbane, Cairns & even Thursday Island and Perth - even overseas!
From childhood Mum would take us to place flowers on the Hicks Family Graves at St Augustine's Bulli. Their names intrigued me - what were their stories? Uncovering them was harder in the past. Finally with Trove & the Web it's possible to discover & share so many more of these stories across our Hicks Family.
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Author Archives: Kerrie Anne Christian
From Kerrie Anne Christian … updated 27.3.2017 from the original post of May 2014 I had always wondered if there had been any interactions between the Hicks family members and Aboriginal people. Then, in mid May 2014, I learned of … Continue reading
John Herbert and Deborah Ellam – First Fleeters and in-laws of Margaret Howe’s Daughters – Sarah Mary Hicks and Elizabeth White
John Herbert – lucky not to be hung and a convict transported on the Charlotte as part of the First Fleet – later to marry Deborah Ellam ? Convicted with John Herbert was one of my own First Fleet ancestors, … Continue reading
Ann Brain nee Daley, mother of Margaret Hicks nee Brain-Daley, was a convict transported from Ireland – an ancestor of all of us Hicks descendants. Did you know you can watch the Irish documentary series on Irish Women Convicts transported … Continue reading