Day 4 – Yamba to Ballina 14.7.2013

A lot of my Hicks Family members lived up here years ago – Richard Hicks, Annie Broadhead, Deborah Woodford, Mary Jane Collings, George Hicks, Thomas Hicks, Hamilton Hicks – then Margaret Cook, Alice Cook, Christina Woolley.

So we wandered along on meandering roads from Yamba to Ballina – a long day’s driving with a lunch stop at Nimbin. And it was along this road that we began to see the anti-CSG Lock the Gate signs.

Mostly the rain held off until we neared Ballina and so we opted for a motel as we knew for the following few days we’d be staying with family and friends – it would have been impossible to get the trailer’s tent dry during that time.

Coraki 1. Mary Thelma Harris – daughter of Christina Woolley (daughter of HT Hicks)
Casino 3. Alice Smith (daughter of Richard Hicks);
5. C McDonough (daughter of George Hicks);
Ivy Adams married Ted Richardson; Ma & Pop Tuckerman married,
Nimbin 3. C Smith (daughter of John Campbell Hicks son of Richard Hicks),
The Channon 5. G Arkinstall (daughter of George Hicks),
Lismore 1. Captain George Hicks (son of HT Hicks) – his daughters Winifred Davies & Joyce Weir; Christina Woolley (daughter of HT Hicks) & her daughters – Muriel Lucy McKenzie & Mary Thelma Harris & her children Rae Harris, Neville Harris, Patricia Harris, Thelma Harris, Mary Harris, Douglas Harris;
3. Richard Hicks & his children – John Campbell Hicks-Frances Whereat-Annie Thompson-Ada Rea -Jane Smith – Margae  (Daughters of John Campbell Hicks)
5. George Hicks & his children Albert Frederick Hicks-Albert Hicks – Kate Hicks – Ada Hancock – Margaret Hicks
6. Deborah Woodford (sister of Henry Hicks), her children – Jessie Woodford-Margaret Woodford-George Herbert Woodford-Jessie Matilda Woodford – Ernest Richard Woodford
6. Richmond River near LIsmore – William Arthur Woodford – Clarissa Minnie Woodford children of Deborah Woodford
7. James Hicks McEwan – son of Alice McEwan
9. Mary Jane Collings & her son William T Collings
10. Olive Hicks – Lyle HIcks -Ewan Hicks – children of Charles Hicks
11. Thomas Hicks
12. Hamilton Hicks (brother of HT Hicks), Mabel Hicks-Irene Hicks – Leslie Hicks – Alice Hicks – Thomas Hicks – Doris Hicks (children of Hamilton Hicks),
Richmond Hill – (day out of  Lismore ?) 3. John Campbell Hicks (son Richard Hicks)
Boatharbour – (day out of  Lismore ?) 3. John Campbell Hicks (son Richard Hicks)
Tregeagle 1. Mary Thelma Harris – daughter of Christina Woolley,
Rous Mill 1. Margaret & Alfred Cook
Alstonville 1. Margaret (daughter HT Hicks), Alfred, Alexina, Alexander Cook buried at Cemetery, Biddy Cook lived there,
Ballina 1. North Coast Girls College built by Arthur Webb;  Margaret & Alfred Cook – and their children Marjorie Rummery-Gladys Saunders – Alfred E Cook
3. A Smith (daughter of Richard Hicks),

Yamba area

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Maclean Tartan Power Poles

DSCN1906 Maclean

Woodburn – it’s been wet and it floods

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The Channon


– the Museum was closed and we would not get there till August 2015

Richmond River Historical Society – Museum – Location -The museum is housed in the old Lismore Municipal Building at 165 Molesworth Street, Lismore

Within the Industry room is an exhibition, based around an original NSW Lancersuniform of the 1890s which belonged toOtto Armbruster, titled As Good As Any Man. It marks the significant role of theLancers in local history and also the contribution of families such as the Armbrusters in the development of the region.

Richmond Hill – Alphadale 

Very wet and getting late so we didn’t stop.


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Arrived late and it was a wet night – and so we stopped at a motel and ate at the local RSL. There was a Richmond-Tweed Family History Society building- located in 6 Regatta Place Ballina – open Monday Wednesday Saturday 10-4 except 1st Saturday of Month – we finally made it there in August 2015.

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Locations of Family Graves

Lismore Richmond Cemetery Murwillumbah
Cemetery Indexes – Hicks Graves – we finally found these in August 2015

  • Richard and Emma Hicks – CEM-WO-179 * and CEM – WO-180 –  Wollongbar – Alphadale Cemetery – Alphadale Road runs south off the Bruxner Highway 12km east of Lismore and 5km west of Wollongbar.
  • Thomas Hicks – CEM – LN2-118

Alstonville Cemetery

Address: Alstonville Cemetery Road, – Bruxner Highway Alstonville 2477 NSW

Maggie and Alfred Cook

Alexina and Alick Cook