Tag Archives: Farming

Finding the Family of Uncle Ern Hicks aka Youngest Son of Captain Henry Thomas Hicks JP

I knew only a little of Richard Ernest Hicks (4.9.1887 – 11.4.1953 Kogarah) aka Uncle Ern, aka youngest child of Captain Henry Thomas Hicks JP  (eldest son of James and Margaret Hicks) – that is  he was living in Goulburn at the time … 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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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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