Case 100

The Beaumont Children

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Case 100

The Beaumont Children

The Beaumont’s were the quintessential Aussie family. By 1966, 41-year-old Jim Beaumont had traded driving taxis for a new career in sales. He worked as a travelling salesman for a linen company while his wife, 39-year-old Nancy, stayed home to take care of their three young children.

Nine-year-old Jane Beaumont was wise beyond her years, incredibly well-spoken and intelligent. Seven-year-old Arnna Beaumont was the more extroverted of her siblings, with a wild imagination that could keep her entertained for hours.

The baby of the family, four-year-old Grant Beaumont Junior, was a little gentleman who idolised his father.

Like a majority of Aussie kids in the early 1960’s, the Beaumont siblings enjoyed a great amount of independence. The quiet, close-knit suburbs of Adelaide were carefree and safe, where everybody knew their neighbours and looked out for one another.

Spending time inside was discouraged, and parents typically sent their children outdoors alone to play for hours on end, urging them to return home before the streetlights flickered on at night. In the hot Australian summer, suburban streets, backyards, parks and beaches filled with local children who would gather to play games, sports, ride their bikes, and make new friends, scrounging up enough loose change to buy ice-creams, hot chips, mixed lollies, and soft drinks. These were the days before television sets were commonplace, before the hole in the ozone layer presented sun exposure threats and before parents felt the prickling omnipresence of stranger danger…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

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If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill

Additional editing by Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

‘Searching for the Beaumont Children’ – Alan J Whiticker

‘The Missing Beaumont Children’ – Michael Madigan

‘The Satin Man’ – Alan Whiticker & Stuart Mullins

 

VIDEOS:

The Beaumont Children: What Really Happened? – Channel 7 Investigates

International Tribunal for Natural Justice – Rachel Vaughan Witness Testimony

Criminal Investigation Australia: The Wanda Beach Murders & Beaumont Children Mystery

The Fishermen: Journey Into the Mind of a Killer 

 

ARTICLES:

Frail Parents of Missing Beaumont Children Still Suffering Police Say – The Australian

Beaumont kids breakthrough – New Idea

Beaumont children excavation called off by SA police – ABC

The Beaumonts, Kriste and Joanne: The Mystery May Be Over – The Sydney Morning Herald

Sister of abducted girl calls for urgent DNA retesting of evidence in long-term missing children cases – News.com.au

Child killer Derek Percy was linked to deaths of nine children – ABC

Allan “Max” McIntyre — who was linked to the disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 — has died – News.com.au

Vigilantes hunt convicted paedophile in South-East Asia to quiz him over the missing Beaumont children – Adelaide Now

Ex-Adelaide scout master Anthony Munro jailed for boys’ abuse – AU News

DIGGING FOR ANSWERS After five decades, are police about to solve the mystery of the missing Beaumont children? – WHO

Animal bones found at New Castalloy factory site as Beaumont children search continues – ABC News

 

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:

National Library of Australia Digital Archives

The Beaumont Children

The search of Myponga Reservoir

Crossed Wires in Kaniva

Missing Beaumont Children: SAPOL To Dig The Sink Hole at McIntyre Road, Stansbury – Change.org

 

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The Beaumont’s were the quintessential Aussie family. By 1966, 41-year-old Jim Beaumont had traded driving taxis for a new career in sales. He worked as a travelling salesman for a linen company while his wife, 39-year-old Nancy, stayed home to take care of their three young children.

Nine-year-old Jane Beaumont was wise beyond her years, incredibly well-spoken and intelligent. Seven-year-old Arnna Beaumont was the more extroverted of her siblings, with a wild imagination that could keep her entertained for hours.

The baby of the family, four-year-old Grant Beaumont Junior, was a little gentleman who idolised his father.

Like a majority of Aussie kids in the early 1960’s, the Beaumont siblings enjoyed a great amount of independence. The quiet, close-knit suburbs of Adelaide were carefree and safe, where everybody knew their neighbours and looked out for one another.

Spending time inside was discouraged, and parents typically sent their children outdoors alone to play for hours on end, urging them to return home before the streetlights flickered on at night. In the hot Australian summer, suburban streets, backyards, parks and beaches filled with local children who would gather to play games, sports, ride their bikes, and make new friends, scrounging up enough loose change to buy ice-creams, hot chips, mixed lollies, and soft drinks. These were the days before television sets were commonplace, before the hole in the ozone layer presented sun exposure threats and before parents felt the prickling omnipresence of stranger danger…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Elsha McGill

Additional editing by Milly Raso

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

RESOURCES

BOOKS:

‘Searching for the Beaumont Children’ – Alan J Whiticker

‘The Missing Beaumont Children’ – Michael Madigan

‘The Satin Man’ – Alan Whiticker & Stuart Mullins

VIDEOS:

The Beaumont Children: What Really Happened? – Channel 7 Investigates

International Tribunal for Natural Justice – Rachel Vaughan Witness Testimony

Criminal Investigation Australia: The Wanda Beach Murders & Beaumont Children Mystery

The Fishermen: Journey Into the Mind of a Killer 

ARTICLES:

Frail Parents of Missing Beaumont Children Still Suffering Police Say – The Australian

Beaumont kids breakthrough – New Idea

Beaumont children excavation called off by SA police – ABC

The Beaumonts, Kriste and Joanne: The Mystery May Be Over – The Sydney Morning Herald

Sister of abducted girl calls for urgent DNA retesting of evidence in long-term missing children cases – News.com.au

Child killer Derek Percy was linked to deaths of nine children – ABC

Allan “Max” McIntyre — who was linked to the disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 — has died – News.com.au

Vigilantes hunt convicted paedophile in South-East Asia to quiz him over the missing Beaumont children – Adelaide Now

Ex-Adelaide scout master Anthony Munro jailed for boys’ abuse – AU News

DIGGING FOR ANSWERS After five decades, are police about to solve the mystery of the missing Beaumont children? – WHO

Animal bones found at New Castalloy factory site as Beaumont children search continues – ABC News

ADDITIONAL SOURCES:

National Library of Australia Digital Archives

The Beaumont Children

The search of Myponga Reservoir

Crossed Wires in Kaniva

Missing Beaumont Children: SAPOL To Dig The Sink Hole at McIntyre Road, Stansbury – Change.org

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

Dark Sacred Night – New book by Michael Connelly

ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get an additional month FREE when you use promo code ‘casefile’

MVMT Watches – Get 15% off your order with FREE shipping and FREE returns

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