|Sir Ted Hicks|
|Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand|
|Preceded by||David McNicol|
|Succeeded by||Dame Annabelle Rankin|
|Secretary of the Department of Defence|
28 October 1956 – 5 January 1968
|Preceded by||Sir Frederick Shedden|
|Succeeded by||Sir Henry Bland|
|Secretary of the Department of Air|
22 December 1951 – 1956
|Preceded by||Melville Langslow|
|Succeeded by||Archibald McFarlane|
|Born||9 June 1910|
|Died||14 May 1984 (aged 73)|
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Resting place||Gungahlin Cemetery|
(m. 1937–59; her death)
Lois Una Swindon
(m. 1961–84; his death)
|Alma mater||Australian National University|
Life and career[edit | edit source]
Ted Hicks was born in Elsternwick, Melbourne, on 9 June 1910. He was educated at Haileybury College and Melbourne Grammar School. Hicks and his parents together moved to Canberra in 1927 and Hicks studied Commerce at the Canberra University College (now known as the Australian National University).
Hicks was appointed Secretary of the Department of Air in 1951, and his effectiveness there led to his appointment in 1956 as head of the Department of Defence, succeeding Frederick Shedden, who had been in the role for many years, including for the entire duration of World War II.
Hicks died in the Royal Canberra Hospital on 14 May 1984.
Awards[edit | edit source]
Hicks was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in May 1956 for his service as Secretary of the Department of Air. In June 1965, while Secretary of Defence, he was honoured as a Knight Bachelor.
References[edit | edit source]
- Farquharson, John (2007). "Hicks, Sir Edwin William (Ted) (1910–1984)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Archived from the original on 14 May 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130514042852/http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/hicks-sir-edwin-william-ted-12632.
- "Canberra has two new knights". 12 June 1965. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140204092925/http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/131827978.
- Barnes, Allan (7 December 1967). "New head for Defence Dept.". p. 1. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1300&dat=19671207&id=Kh1WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=K-MDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6404,1121413.
- "Envoy post to Sir Edwin Hicks". 7 December 1967. p. 1. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article107035652.
- "Family notices". 15 May 1984. p. 15. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article126995694.
- "Search Australian Honours: HICKS, Edwin William". itsanhonour.gov.au. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140425005836/http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1064696&search_type=quick&showInd=true.
- "Search Australian Honours: HICKS, Edwin William". itsanhonour.gov.au. Australian Government. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140425005941/http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1083770&search_type=quick&showInd=true.
|Secretary of the Department of Air
Sir Frederick Shedden
|Secretary of the Department of Defence
Sir Henry Bland
|Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand
Dame Annabelle Rankin
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