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Vickery, Ebenezer
1827-1906

WM layman, merchant and philanthropist. Arriving in Sydney, NSW with his family in 1833, by hard work and business acumen he built up a vast empire of trading, mining and pastoral activities. He became a member of the Legislative Council in 1887. A staunch Methodist, he made lavish donations to the Church. In 1901 he spent 10,000 on tent missions in NSW. He purchased the Lyceum Theatre in Sydney, spent 27,000 on it and gave it to the Church to become the Central Methodist Mission. He was also benefactor of a number of public and charitable institutions.

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  • Australian Dictionary of Biography

Entry written by: EGC
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