Blair Athol Boarding House & Coffee Palace

Hampshire Rd, Sunshine

Blair Athol Boarding House Hampshire Rd
Elizabeth Jane Aird Nee Beale Nee Jones

Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Aird Nee Beale Nee Jones and four of children from her first marriage to Reuben Beale.

Children left to right

Florence May "Flo" Beale b 1890 d 1969

Gracie Beale b 1897 d 1993

Ruby Lilian Beale b 1895 d 1976

Elizabeth Ethel "Etty" Beale b1886 d 1980

1912       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane

1913       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

1914       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

1915       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

1916       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

1917       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

1918       Hampshire Rd Beale, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

After the death of Elizabeth's first husband Reuben Beale in 1914 in Transvaal, South Africa, she was remarried to William Aird in 1917.

1919        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Boarding House

1920        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1921        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1922        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1923        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1924        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1925        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1926        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1927        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1928        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1929        Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1930 288 Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1931 288 Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1933 288 Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1935 288 Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1938 288 Hampshire Rd Aird, Mrs Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane - Coffee Palace

1940 288 Hampshire Rd Blair Athol Coffee Palace

1942 288 Hampshire Rd Blair Athol Coffee Palace

1945 288 Hampshire Rd Blair Athol Coffee Palace

In 1922, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Aird, built the National Bank premises on the corner of Hampshire Rd & Devonshire Rd. On the first flour there was accommodation for 60 persons including hot & cold water.

Source: Sands & McDougall Directories

Ref: When The Whistle Blew, A Social History of The Town of Sunshine 1920 -1950, Prue McGoldrick