Tag Archives: Mining

1 – Uncle Arthur aka A F Webb – one time head of the NSW Master Builders Association

Joan Adams had always spoken of her Aunty Jummy (Ida McKenzie) and Uncle Arthur Frederick Webb – they were the rich relations in Sydney. Uncle Arthur was a builder. Joan’s grandmother, Edith Florence Joy (nee Hicks) and Jummy (Ida McKenzie) … Continue reading

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James Hicks killed in Bulli Mine Disaster of 1887 – one of the Austinmer Hicks – or not

The Bulli Mine Disaster of 1887 is the second worst industrial disaster in Australia’s history – killing 81 men and boys – leaving 50 widows and 150 children fatherless. A Royal Commission was conducted into the disaster, and it has … Continue reading

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1 – Henry Thomas Hicks – North Illawarra Council Alderman – Campaign for Bulli Shire Council

Henry Thomas Hicks was possibly one of the earliest elected political representatives from Thirroul ? Henry was active in local affairs from the 1880’s being elected as an Alderman for the North Illawarra Council in 1887 and 1888, still there in 1889. Like his … Continue reading

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