Ebenezer Frank Vickery
VICKERY, EBENEZER FRANK (1880-1970), solicitor and philanthropist, was born on 12 January 1880 at Burburgate, near Gunnedah, New South Wales, son of Ebenezer Vickery, a general manager from Sydney, and his wife Ellen Jane, née Firth, who was born at Vava'u, Friendly Islands (Tonga), the daughter of missionaries. Ebenezer Vickery was his grandfather and Joyce Vickery his cousin.
Educated at Sydney Grammar School and the University of Sydney (B.A., 1901; LL.B., 1904), Frank was articled to Arthur Wigram Allen of Allen, Allen & Hemsley and admitted as a solicitor on 19 November 1904. He belonged to the Sydney Rowing Club in the early 1900s and played for Waverley Cricket Club's second XI in 1908-09. At the Methodist Church, Bondi, on 2 July 1908 he married Ethel Agnes Rabbitts (d.1956); they were to have three children. In 1910-13 he was a member of Woollahra Municipal Council.
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