Category Archives: Hicks

1. The 100 Year Story of Joadja Creek from Booming Shale Oil Mine to Deserted to Ghost Town

I was most perplexed when I read that my great great Uncle Henry “Harry” Thomas Hicks Jnr had been in Joadja Creek in 1898.  I’d camped at Joadja years ago and always thought it was a remote place, with few … Continue reading

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And I Thought there were no Miners in our Family – Discovering Uncle Alex Hicks

When asked about my family in the early European days of the Northern Illawarra, I’d always responded “We were farmers, not miners.” Mum had shared stories about the Hicks Family so I felt confident that, and surprisingly for an Illawarra … Continue reading

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Wandering up the Australian East Coast – Tracking the Hicks Diaspora

A Work in Progress ! Additions, Comments & Corrections Welcomed ! The descendants of James & Margaret Hicks from the Illawarra’s north moved up and down the Australian Eastern Coast – so many of them in so many places ! … Continue reading

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