First Appearance: Episode 863 (1986)
Last Appearance: Episode 952 (1987)
Known Family: None
Wayne Hamilton becomes Tick's 'father' after
Alison leads him to believe that he's the boy's father.
Tick runs away from a children's home and ends
up staying in an old caravan behind the mansion in Sydney.
He's found and taken into care in the mansion.
Alison Carr decides to use Tick for her own purposes
by persuading Wayne that he's the child's father: Wayne
fathered a child in his teenage years and Alison - then
Patricia - paid off the mother to prevent scandal surrounding
the Hamiltons. Tick agrees to go along with her plan and
becomes very fond of Wayne. Wayne takes him on holiday
to an island off Sydney - but disaster ensues when Tick
falls on a hunting knife and is left seriously injured.
As Alison has arranged for the captain of the boat that
took them to the island to leave them stranded, Wayne
has to swim for help - but is almost attacked by a shark
in the process. Fortunately, Glen Young - who's also on
the island, with Ginny Doyle - manages to swim to the
mainland and raise help. Tick is operated upon and recovers.
When the time is right for Alison, she pulls the plug
on her plan to make Wayne believe he's Tick's father and
arranges for Tick to be taken away to live with proper
foster parents, leaving Wayne devastated.
A few months later, Tick stays with Wayne again - this
time just as a friend - after Wayne suffers a bout of
depression following his wife, Susan's, suicide. Tick
meets 18-year-old Sarah Hudson and decides that she'd
be the ideal girlfriend. When both Wayne and Sarah try
to explain that Sarah is too old for him, Tick becomes
upset and runs away. He hides in the boot of Susan's car
- just as Wayne decides to forget Susan by having the
car crushed. Wayne finds Tick just in time - but Alison
then steps in and tell him that she's arranged for Tick
to return to his foster parents - and when she spreads
the news about how Tick almost died at Wayne's hands,
Wayne can kiss goodbye to any chance of seeing him again.