Professional people working in Beecroft
Beecroft and Cheltenham were founded at a time of tuberculosis, cholera and the plague in Sydney. By way of example Clarice Green, a 9 year old girl, died of typhoid fever in Beecroft in 1897. Because of its altitude many people moved to Beecroft in the hope that family members could recuperate in the higher altitude and dry air. Families who gave this reason for moving to the district included the Coward, Holcombe, Nixon, Pierce, Seale, Skellett and Vernon families. Later in the 1920s the Surgeon family of Cheltenham said that they moved from Charters Towers because of the climate.