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James Cornelius Hickey (bef. 1858 - 1934)

James Cornelius Hickey
Born before in Castleisland, County Kerry, Irelandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 13 Jul 1888 in St Patrick’s Church, Sydney, NSWmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2010
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He was born in Castleisland, Kerry, Ireland in 1858. He first emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, in 1879.[1] He was one of the early settlers of the Opunake district. He was a member of the Armed Constabulary stationed in Opunake and also an athlete of renown. He was regarded as an outstanding runner and was also fullback in the first football team to be formed in Opunake.[2] He then went on to NSW, Australia between 1881 and 1888.

He died on August 18, 1934 at St Vincent's private hospital (late R.A.S. and A.J.C.). Husband of Annie and father of Mary (Mrs William Mingay), John James, Vera (Mrs N. Thackeray), Sidney, Dave, Clarence and Ilma, aged 72 years.[3]


  1. Arrival of home ships at Lyttleton: Newspaper Article: Orari Arrival, 29 Jul 1879, Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
  2. Papers Past, New Zealand
  3. Death notice: The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 20 August 1934, p.10
  • Death: New South Wales, Births, Deaths and Marriages registry online (F= Cornelius, M= not stated)

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