William Alfred (Bill) Beatty (1902-1972), writer and broadcaster, was born on 27 November 1902 at Paddington, Sydney, 


Beatty roamed widely, collecting material for his radio programme and writings; correspondence with his listeners and readers provided much information. His first publication, This Australia, Strange and Amazing Facts, by 'Believe Bill Beatty', appeared in 1941 and was read over the British Broadcasting Corporation network in 1946. He followed it with Amazing Australia(1943) and Australia, the Amazing (1944). 

Australian Wonders by Believe Bill Beatty