Five generations of Beatrice Bell’s family got together to celebrate her 95th birthday. The Alice Springs resident (bottom, left) joined Hervey Bay family members (clockwise), Joanne Walter, Joyce Goodluck, Emma Walter and Cooper Innes.
Five generations of Beatrice Bell’s family got together to celebrate her 95th birthday. The Alice Springs resident (bottom, left) joined Hervey Bay family members (clockwise), Joanne Walter, Joyce Goodluck, Emma Walter and Cooper Innes.

Five generations all together

SPECIAL pictures are not unknown to Hervey Bay hairdresser Joanne Walter.

Her grandfather is reported to have taken the first photograph of the world-renowned Northern Territory landmark Uluru.

Another landmark moment in time was marked for Joanne yesterday when five generations of her family were snapped at her Wondunna home.

To make the moment possible her great-grandmother Beatrice Bell travelled from Alice Springs to first celebrate Christmas and then celebrate her 95th birthday on the Fraser Coast yesterday.

Also arriving in the nick of time for a five-generation family reunion was little Cooper Innes, Joanne’s grandson who came into the world in November.

Joanne’s mum Joyce Goodluck and her daughter Emma Walter made up the links in the generational chain.

“She is a pioneer of the Northern Territory,” said Joanne, recapping her grandmother’s busy life.

“She has always been a hard worker. She has lived at cattle stations all her life.

“She has always taken care of her family.”

She described the get-together as “pretty special”.



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