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Mrs Edith (Bea) Hosking, Foundation President of the Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society


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Mrs Bea Hosking was the first President of the Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society, which began at its Inaugural General Meeting on 28 January 1953. The Society changed its name to the Beaumaris Conservation Society in 1970.

Bea Hosking was a trustee of the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary, which the former Sandringham City Council leased to the Beaumaris Tree Preservation Society, for the thirty years from 1960 to 1990.
Bea had a strong interest in the indigenous flora of Beaumaris, particularly its outstanding heathland flora, and she worked at the Gramatan Avenue Heathland Sanctuary for all of those thirty years.
Bea was made an Honorary Life Member of Beaumaris Conservation Society Inc. at the 1987 Annual General Meeting.

Bea, and her husband Norman Hosking, lived at ‘Coronet Hill‘, Coronet Grove, Beaumaris. She was born on 18 January 1918, and died on 05 May 1997. She had been a long-term member of St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Beaumaris.

Her daughter, Dr Marian Hosking, and son, Mr David Hosking, represented Bea Hosking’s prime place in the Society’s annals at its 60th Anniversary Celebration, at the Beaumaris Community Centre, 96 Reserve Road, Beaumaris, on Sunday, 19 May 2013.

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