William Hicks attended the Ballarat School of Mines obtaining a certificate of Competency as an Assayer in 1905.
Former Mayor of Sebastopol. (See http://bih.ballarat.edu.au/index.php/Sebastopol#Sebastopol_Mayors_.281865.E2.80.931965.29) Old Boys ... W. Hicks, Mill owner, Mulwarrie, West Australia.
- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~carrick/Ballarat%20a%20to%20b.html accessed 15 March 2013.
- Ballarat School of Mines Students' Magazine, Fourth Term, 1908, p14.