Category Archives: McKenzie

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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1 – From the Farming Cooks to the Families of Fortune, a NSW Migration Heritage Project

Many of our Hicks Family are descended from immigrants, who sailed from across the seas to escape poverty and to seek a better life. They include the parents of Mary Ann, wife of Thirroul’s Henry Thomas Hicks. She was a … Continue reading

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1 – The North Coast Cooks

Henry Thomas Hicks‘ eldest living daughter, Margaret “Maggie” Minnie Hicks, in 1899 at St Augustines Bulli, married Alfred Cook, son of William M Cooke(e) and his first wife Rose Cook (e) nee McMahon, of Benares, in the Avondale area near Dapto. Margaret … Continue reading

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