Zoom Thomas Dick’s father, John Stuart Dick, started the family oyster-farming business in the 1880s. Thomas was involved from an early age. Although family finances prevented him from continuing his education beyond primary school, Dick’s desire to learn led him to read widely and become knowledgeable in many fields, including marine biology. His scientific interest and involvement in oyster culture put him in frequent contact with museum scientists and fisheries experts in Sydney.
Here are some of Thomas Dick’s letters and articles.