There will be a Family Reunion in Euroa on the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, 11th June 2011, for the descendants of William and Mary Beaton (nee Thomson), and Isabella Beaton, Peter Beaton, Euphemia Beaton and Janet Beaton whom immigrated from Edinburgh to Euroa in 1841, 170 years ago, Their journey started on the ill-fated ship the India which burned at sea six weeks into their journey and they finally arrived in Victoria on the Grindlay four months later. This will be an all day event which will include lunch and dinner at the Euroa Hotel for those wanting to eat there, some will picnic/bbq in the park. The Euroa Museum will be opened for the day as it holds a lot of information on the ancestors. Even if you are not sure of your Beaton connection some avid genealogists there are keen to help.
A program will be available soon.
Some names associated down the lines are: Bell, Pike, Geddes, Hardie, Shepherdson, Walker, Hyland, Sleeth, Baker, Gouge, Cox, Watkins, Prowd, Gibbs, Harrison, Garrett, Morgan, White, Whitechurch, Corbett, Hill, McKenzie, Capes, Soderholm, Williams, Short, Nelson and many more.