The Beales Family in Australia
The Beales Family in Australia

Steve & Irene
Steve & Irene
Beales Family 1953
Beales Family 1953
Beales Family 1973
Beales Family 1973
Beales Family 1989
Beales Family 1989
Beales Family 1997
Beales Family 1997

Family Tree (July 2017)
The Journey
Mum's Poetry
Dad's Service Record WW2 The Beales surname is thought to have been created from one of the places so named (in Northumberland, and W. Yorkshire). The place name derives from the Old English 'beo', meaning 'bee' and 'hyll', meaning 'hill'. There is also Norman name Beales derived from Old French 'bel'.
First found in Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Mum and Dad emigrated to Australia in 1958 with their three children Shirley, Tony, and Lawrence and for a short time stayed with our cousins in Glen Aplin near Stanthorpe in Queensland. Dad was a plumber and so to get work we moved to Redcliffe Peninsula just north of Brisbane where Tony and Lawrence (Lawrie) went to school at Humpybong State School and Shirley began a nursing career at the Royal Brisbane hospital. We at first lived in a flat and then a rental house until we had our first real home in Australia in Duffield Road. Around this time Shirley married Alan and went on to have five children. Tony finished his schooling and then joined the Navy eventually marrying Chris and having a son Shayne. Unfortunately after some years they were divorced and after the navy Tony tried New Zealand for a while before eventually settling back again in Queensland. He lived on an acreage in Caboolture until 2011 then sold up and moved to Launceston in Tasmania where he now lives with his partner Beverly. Lawrie outstayed them all and along with Mum and Dad moved to our second home in Redcliffe at Kingsford Street. After finishing school he went on to train as a radio technical officer with the Aviation Department and during this time became engaged and married Robyn. They moved to Cairns in Far North Queensland and had two children Ryan and Luke. Lawrie managed to put in nearly 30 years with the government before taking a redundancy package and from that they motorhomed about Australia for 7 years before selling up and becoming grey nomads travelling around in a 4x4 and caravan. In 2014 for a variety of reasons Lawrie & Robyn purchased a home in Palmwoods Tropical Village over 50's and sold their caravan and 4x4. Shirley and Alan eventually parted and now Shirley is married to Hugh and lives in an over 50's village in Burpengary. Dad passed away in 1982 after which mum became a prolific poet writing many spiritual poems. These can be enjoyed by following the link on the left. Mum spent her last years in a nursing home and left us to be with God in 2004, now rests in peace with Dad in Toowoomba not far from their last home. For more family details look at the links below. Our voyage to Australia as told by Mum is available by clicking on the link at the left.

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Robyn & Lawrie 2006
Robyn & Lawrie 2006
Luke, Robyn & Ryan 1986
Luke, Robyn & Ryan 1986
Ryan, Lawrie, Mum & Luke 1996
Ryan, Lawrie, Mum & Luke 1996
Ryan 2004
Ryan 2004
Luke 2007
Luke 2007

Lawrie 1973
Lawrie 1973
Lawrie 2007
Lawrie 2007
Robyn 1972
Robyn 1972
Robyn 2007
Robyn 2007
Ryan 2008
Ryan 2008

2010
March 2010

2011
June 2011

2013
November 2013

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Tony 2007
Tony 2007
Tony, Stephen & Shayne
Tony, Stephen & Shayne
Shayne
Shayne
Stephen 2006
Stephen 2006
Bill 2006
Bill 2006

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Shirley and Alan
Shirley and Alan
Shirley
Shirley
Paul, Gary, Angella, Michael & Jamie
Paul, Gary, Angella, Michael & Jamie
Alan and Family
Alan and Family
Children & Grandchildren
Children & Grandchildren

Shirley & Hugh
Shirley & Hugh
Elle Rose
Elle Rose
Alex
Alex
Aaron
Aaron
Mathew, Elle Rose & Violet
Mathew, Elle Rose & Violet

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