Families left behind

John and Eliza Vickers [married 16/5/1888 Carey Gully S.A.]

John and Eliza Vickers. Collection of Kelvyn Vickers.

John Vickers and Eliza Badenoch settled in the Swamp Road in September 1889 purchasing Mount Farm from George Chidgzey.   John came from the Nottingham region and married Eliza (born Carey Gully of parents from Scotland and England) in 1888.

John and Eliza were strong community workers and his has been passed down through the generations with many of that family still living in our towns and some of the Vickers family still working the Mount Farm property on Swamp Road.

Click here to read a letter to John written by his sister “Ninny” in 1896.  It mentions the names of some of his brothers and sisters which is always a great tool to help track heritage.

Let us know if you have more family letters to share.


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