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Australia Trickett

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Mark Report 27 Jun 2013 11:18

Good morning all

I am seeking details of the children of Oliver Trickett 1847-1934 and his wife Elizabeth A Collins 1867-1933. The children are


Lily Trickett died 1954
Oliver - No Details
Arthur - No Details
Ruth Mary Trickett 1889-1968 married George Carroll
Gwendoline 1891-1979
Margary Imelda Trickett 1906-1990 married Sydney F Selmes.

Many Thanks

I am at a public library with limited time so may not be able to reply. i appreciate all help


Gai Report 27 Jun 2013 11:34

On checking the Ryerson Index the death notice for Lilly will be on the trove website for the Sydney Morning Herald which is free to search.

There are some Trickett's on the Ryerson Index which would be worth a look.

I'll see if I can find a death notice for Ruth and Gwendoline.



Mark Report 27 Jun 2013 11:35

Hello Gai

Not long on now so cant check today but many thanks for your input.


Gai Report 27 Jun 2013 11:51

Death Notice Sydney morning Herald 12th Sep, 1979

Trickett, Gwendoline Agnes -
September 10, 1979 formerly of Crows Nest, dearly loved sister of Ruby, Lily, Oliver
and Arthur (all deceased) and Margary, loved aunt of Allan and David Carroll, Gwen Merrick, Oliver Trickett and Pam Entwhistle. aged 88 years.
May she rest in peace

Unless the death notice is incorrect but the name of the sister says Ruby not Ruth.



Maddie Report 27 Jun 2013 11:57

this may be Oliver Junior, son of Oliver and Elizabeth
The full image can be found on family search .org

Oliver William Trickett, "Australia, New South Wales, Alphabetical Index to Newspaper Cuttings, 1841-1987"
Name: Oliver William Trickett
Event Type: Residence
Event Year: 1961
Event Place: New South Wales, Australia
GS Film number: 1514730
Digital Folder Number: 004117122
Image Number: 01360

is the tree on ancestry yours ?


Maddie Report 27 Jun 2013 12:21

1851 for oliver with parents
TRICKETT, Edward Head Married M 34 1817 Baptist Minister
Bromley, Yorkshire VIEW
TRICKETT, Henrietta Wife Married F 31 1820
Scotland Edinburgh VIEW
TRICKETT, Oliver Son M 3 1848
Bridlington, Yorkshire VIEW
TRICKETT, Ellen Daughter F 2 1849
Rickinghall, Suffolk VIEW
WADE, Sarah Servant Unmarried F 14 1837 General Servant
Rickinghall, Suffolk VIEW

Piece: 1794

Folio: 19

Page: 2

Registration District: Stow

Civil Parish: Rickinghall Inferior

Municipal Borough:

Address: Rickinghall Inferior, Rickinghall Inferior

County: Suffolk

I assume you have seen this

Trickett, Oliver (1847–1934)

by G. P. Walsh

This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 12, (MUP), 1990

Oliver Trickett (1847-1934), surveyor and speleologist, was born on 29 May 1847 at Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, son of Rev. Edward Trickett, Baptist minister, and his wife Henrietta, née Young. Arriving in Victoria aged about 15, Oliver was appointed clerk in the Office of Mines, Melbourne, on 28 August 1865. He qualified as a mineral surveyor in 1870 and by 1875 was acting secretary of the Board of Examiners (Mines) in Collins Street. Moving to New South Wales next year, he was licensed as a surveyor by the Department of Lands.

After completing surveys in various parts of the colony, in March 1880 Trickett joined the Department of Mines. By the late 1880s he had begun private practice as a mining surveyor, broker and agent at 114 Pitt Street, Sydney, and was also associated with R. W. Harvey in a Sydney general auctioning business. Trickett's agency managed mines in New South Wales (mainly around Broken Hill) and some in Queensland and the Northern Territory. With Harvey, he published the Handy Register of Mining Companies (1889). Trickett became agent for Chaffey Bros Ltd's 'Irrigation Colonies'; with four others, he ran the East Lambton Colliery Co. which went bankrupt in 1892.

Rejoining the Department of Mines in June as a draftsman and surveyor in the geological survey branch, Trickett developed an interest in the limestone caves of New South Wales. To assist in surveying them, he designed an adaptation of the plane table to be used in conjunction with the theodolite. In addition, he gave advice on protecting the caves' formations and on improving them for tourists. On 8 June 1893 at the Catholic presbytery, Miller Street, North Sydney, he married Melbourne-born Elizabeth Anne Collins (d.1933).

He published Notes on the Limestone Caves of New South Wales (1898) and guides to the Jenolan (1899), Wombeyan, Wellington and Yarrangobilly (1906) caves. Other works included a large-scale tourist map of the Blue Mountains (1909), a Bibliography of the Economic Minerals of New South Wales (1919) for prospectors, and an article on limestone caves in the Australian Encyclopaedia (1925).

Eventually chief draftsman in the branch, Trickett prepared numerous maps, sections, diagrams and models. Among his most notable achievements were (Sir) Edgeworth David's maps of the Maitland coalfield, a model of Sydney Harbour, a geological map of the State (1915) and a model of the Broken Hill lode which won a gold medal at the Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915). His limestone cave models, many executed in his spare time, were popular exhibits in the Mining and Geological Museum, Sydney.

An untiring worker in both field and office, Trickett—though of a retiring disposition—was well-known to tourists all over the State as the genial 'cave man'; his speleological work was fundamental to the scientific study of Australian karst topography. Survived by two sons and four daughters, he died on 31 March 1934 at his Crows Nest home and was buried with Presbyterian forms in the Catholic section of Northern Suburbs cemetery.


Gai Report 27 Jun 2013 12:25

Death Notice Sydney Morning Herald 20 Feb 1990

Selmes, Margary Imelda
February 19, 1990 late of Lane Cove
beloved wife of Jerry (deceased) loved aunt
of Allan, David, Gwen Olly and Pam.
Aged 87 years.


Mark Report 1 Jul 2013 15:14


Seeking any children to James Trickett and Mary Taylor who married at St Chad, Rochdale 25/12/1759. Many thanks

One child should be John c1777-1825 married 1. Alice Ashworth and 2. Jenny Hoyle.