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Tickera

Tickera is a small coastal town some 20 kilometres by road north of Wallaroo. Surveyed in 1882 the town developed slowly with very few blocks bought in the first sale in September of that year. The town never grew as anticipated when the original call for a small town in the area was made. A school opened briefly in 1887, but the first teacher, Frederick Filsell, resigned on 30 September of the same year. The new teacher, Sarah Pascoe, was not appointed until May 1892. The school closed in 1933. A Methodist Church was built in 1889. The Tickera Hotel opened in September 1884, with Charles Alford as the first publican. The hotel closed in October 1905 when it was purchased by the temperance movement.

By the early 1970s land at Tickera was being taken up by people looking for holiday homes and a congenial location for retirement. Nearly 100 years after it was declared Tickera was finally enjoying a small boom.

Further Reading:

Paterson, Roslyn M From stumps to stubble: a history of the District of Bute, incorporating the original district councils of Kulpara and Ninnes [Hawthorndene, S. Aust.]: Investigator Press for District Council of Bute, 1984

War Memorial, Tickera
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