Brisbane golden couple's strong ties to Bega

Geoff and Shirley Underhill, formerly of Bega, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

Geoff and Shirley Underhill, formerly of Bega, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

MANY in the Bega Valley may know former long-term residents Geoff and Shirley Underhill.

The Underhills celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

Geoff went to school in Bega and he worked the Underhill family dairy farm at North Bega for all his working life.

Shirley lived her early years in Brisbane, but moved to Bega in 1964 after marrying Geoff.

Both Geoff and Shirley were involved in a range of community groups while living in Bega - including the Bega and District Show Society, the Bega Poultry Club, Rotary and VIEW clubs and the Littleton Sister City program.

Geoff and Shirley retired to Brisbane in 2001 to be nearer to their family - three sons and their families.

Although Geoff and Shirley have lived at Victoria Point on Brisbane’s southern bayside for the last 13 years, they maintain a strong attachment to Bega and their life-long friends and family in the region.

Geoff and Shirley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 16.

They celebrated this very important occasion at a dinner at Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza hotel with their immediate family.

Geoff and Shirley received a range of congratulatory letters and best wishes to mark their golden wedding anniversary - including from the Governor-General, the Queensland Governor, the Prime Minister and the Queensland Premier.

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