Hicks shop Hannan St., J.A..Hicks and Coy Ltd. J A Hicks, the founder of the extensive business at Kalgoorlie of which he was Chairman of Directors, had been commercially identifies with the Eastern Goldfields for well over thirty years having in the first instance purchased the general business of Messrs. Shearch and Mapson when railway communication was fitst established. Every member of the hicks family (12) were shareholders with a direct interest in the company business As well as a large drapery, clothing and manchester trade. The firm added the business of manufacturers and complete house furnishers. They employed a large staff in their factories where all classes ofwood and upholstered furniture, car hoods, gemeral upholstering and bedding was made. Prices competed with the coast.