January 26, 1966
On January 26, 1966, Jim and Nancy Beaumont let their 3 young children go to the beach to celebrate Australia Day on their own. Despite being so young, the South Australia children regularly were allowed to go out during the day without any supervision.
A Safe Country
At the time, Australia had always been a safe place to raise children and most parents believed there was no danger in letting kids go to the beach or into town without adult supervision. But parents across the country started rethinking their ways because of what happened to the Beaumont family that Australia day in 1966…