Category Archives: Hicks

Hicks Family Get Together 2013

We are looking at an informal Hicks Family get together on Saturday November 2 2013 – possibly lunch at Thirroul Beaches Hotel or Woonona Bulli RSL – so a chance to chat with family members and then maybe a drive … Continue reading

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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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