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Rica Erickson

Frederica Lucy Erickson nee Sandilands was born 10 August 1908 at Boulder. She served as a country schoolteacher and in 1936 married a Bolgart farmer and had four children. A self-taught artist, botanist and historian, she has published on wildflowers and history, and edited ten volumes of the Dictionary of Western Australians. A Fellow of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, the Genealogical Society of W.A. and the Fellowship of Australian Writers, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Literature by the University of Western Australia (1980), was WA Citizen of the Year in 1980, and was awarded the Order of Australia in 1987.

BOOKS

Erickson, Rica 1969, The Drummonds of Hawthornden, Lamb Paterson, Osborne Park.

Erickson, Rica 1971, The Victoria Plains, Lamb Paterson, Osborne Park.

Erickson, Rica 1974, Old Toodyay and Newcastle, Toodyay Shire Council.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1979, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 2, Bond [Convicts] 1850-1868, 1979, UWAP.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1979, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 3, Free [Settlers] 1850-1868, 1979, UWAP.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1983, The Brand on His Coat: Biographies of Some Western
Australian Convicts
, UWAP.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1985, Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 4, The Challenging Years 1868-1888, two vols Part 1 A-K, Part 2  L-Z, UWAP.

Erickson, Rica ed. 1987, 1988, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, 4 vols, UWAP.

Erickson, Rica 1992, The Bride Ships: Experiences of Immigrants Arriving in Western Australia 1849-1889, Hesperian Press, Carlisle.

Erickson, Rica 1997, The Misfortunes of Phoebe, Hesperian Press, Carlisle.

ARTICLES

Erickson, Rica 1964, 'Early days at Bolgart', Early Days, vol. 6, part 3: 46-61.

Erickson, Rica 1971, 'Catherine Gavin's Story, 1839-1923: an Irish exile at Solomon's Well on the Old Plains Road'Early Days, vol. 7, part 1: 89-102.

Erickson, Rica 1971, 'T. N. Yule, Esq.: a gentleman of misfortune'Early Days, vol. 7, part 3: 7-25.

Erickson, Rica 1974, 'Jane Adams of Mangowine': Early Days, vol. 7, part 6: 7-25.

Erickson, Rica 1979, 'Those fabled firsts of the Swan River Colony': Early Days, vol. 8, part 3: 7-16.

Erickson, Rica 1983, 'Eliza Tracey: a woman with a grievance'Early Days, vol. 9, part 1: 103-115.

Erickson, Rica 1988, 'If it hadn't been for the Murphys', Early Days, vol. 9, part 6: 52-64.

Erickson, Rica 1990, 'Lizzie's paradise', vol. 10, part 2: 132-142.

Erickson, Rica 1993, 'Alfred Carson: an exceedingly clever and learned man': Early Days, vol. 10, part 5: 549-560.

Erickson, Rica 1997, 'An essay on farmhouses': Early Days, vol. 11, part 3: 273-284.

Erickson, Rica 2003, 'Fred Harvey and John Erickson: two old prospectors', Early Days, vol. 12, part 3.

Erickson, Rica 2006, 'Forty years of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society: 1936-1976', Early Days, vol. 12, part 6.

References and Links

See also: bibliography in SLWA, part of her SLWA subsite.

Wikipedia article.


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