Potters and Sue Marks.

eb33ae2c-76f6-4ff3-9313-66cd8eb1307e_zpsmuwodjtpLeft to Right: Victor Milton Potticary, Rod Parham and Sue Marks.
A few months back my old mate Vic Potticary turned 83 (I think). This photo was taken after a nice Luncheon at the Seven Stars Hotel in the city on a Sunday afternoon.
But the person of interest in this photo is the lady on the right.
It is a picture of Sue Marks who worked for the Government Printer in the 1980s at State Publications in the Grenfell Centre, Adelaide.
If you remember there was also a State Publications office out the back at Netley which was run by the charismatic Anatoly Onishko.
Sue and a number of other ladies (including my ex wife Esther Davis) worked in town selling the Government Gazette, Acts and Hansard out of the Grenfell Centre.
Sue has been great mates with Vic for many years and has been very active in the trade union movement as well as being a longstanding member of the Labor History group of South Australia.


5 thoughts on “Potters and Sue Marks.

  1. You mention in your May post referencing Mr Vic Potticary, that he had an ancestor who was a convict in Port Arthur. My 3-great grandfather Henry (Harry) Potticary was transported to Van Diemen’s Land for seven years for “machine breaking” (allegedly). I wonder if he’s the same man! We’ve rather struggled to find out what happened to Harry after about 1835, and his wife Elizabeth after 1830.


    • Hi Paul, yes indeed! Henry Potticary was an early relative of mine and I have a collection of stuff that I’ve accumulated over the years. What you’ve sent is pretty well what I understand but how he got to Australia I imagine that after serving his sentence and arriving back I in England Henry thought of coming back to Australia and as South Australia did not have convicts he felt this was the place to go and advised his children to emigrate here. Any way one of his sons (Alfred Henry), born 1827 and an unmarried sister Sophia Potticary (born about 1830) emigrated. . He eventually settled down at Inkerman south of Port Wakefield on about a 500 acre allotment where my father was born in about 1895. I feel Sophia got married and she was an early relative and settled somewhere on Yorke Peninsula. There has been a lot written of those terrible times and I got a lot of information from an old book “The Village Labourer 1760-1832” that gives details of what is called “The Last Labourer’ Revolt” and makes chilling reading. I think perhaps the convicts may have been better of in Tasmania as they at least got fed!!!! Cheers. Vic Potticary

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