Searching for the Beaumont Children: Australia's Most Famous Unsolved Mystery (Paperback)

Searching for the Beaumont Children: Australia's Most Famous Unsolved Mystery By Alan J. Whiticker Cover Image
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days


On Wednesday, 26 January 1966 "Australia Day" the three Beaumont children left their home in the Adelaide suburb of Somerton Park for a morning at the beach. By the end of the day, the worst fears of every Australian parent were realised when Jane, aged 9, her sister Arnna, 7, and their four-year-old brother, Grant, did not return home. The "Beaumont Children Case" remains Australia's most famous unsolved mystery. The unknown fate of the three siblings has become an integral part of Australia's urban mythology. More than any other crime, the disappearance of the Beaumont children has become one of the defining events in the history of this country.

About the Author

Alan James Whiticker (born 1958), also Alan J. Whiticker is an Australian non-fiction author and publisher, with over 40 published books on history, sport, biography, true crime and lifestyle. He writes primarily on matters pertaining to the history of the sport's of rugby league and rugby union in Australia, he has also published works on subjects as diverse as classic film, the Wanda Beach Murders and an adaptation of Homer's Iliad. Whiticker was born in Penrith, New South Wales. He attended St Dominic's College, Penrith and Nepean College of Advanced Education (now Western Sydney University), where he obtained a Diploma of Teaching in 1979 and a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 1985. He later obtained his Masters Degree in Education (Administration) in 1997. Before writing full-time, he worked as a primary school teacher and assistant principal at Catholic schools in Western Sydney for 30 years, and lectured at Western Sydney University in 2008.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781740311069
ISBN-10: 174031106X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia
Publication Date: September 13th, 2011
Pages: 328
Language: English