Our Family

Bronwyn grew up in the Samford Valley and enjoyed all the privileges of life in what was then, a rich farming community. She is the youngest of Jack and Thelma’s three daughters. Eldest sister Barbara, along with her husband Michael, run a commercial beef breeding operation west of Maryborough and Bronwyn’s second sister, Anne is settled in southern Nova Scotia, Canada (no cattle within cooee).

Bronwyn’s love of horses and competitive horse riding during her youth saw her spend almost every waking moment in the saddle and not too much time helping out with the cattle however, times have changed and she now attends and manages the day to day operation of the family’s cattle breeding operation, and does so with passion and commitment.

Away from the farm, Bronwyn has enjoyed a diverse working life. Initially qualifying as a registered nurse, she worked at a major public hospital. A change in career direction saw her complete both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law and subsequently practice as a lawyer in the Queensland Government. In addition to practice, Bronwyn has a passion for research and education and also works as a sessional academic at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Bronwyn Betts

Michael was originally a ‘city kid’.  He spent his early childhood in Sydney before moving to Brisbane where he completed his schooling before qualifying and working as a lawyer and company director.  Bronwyn and Michael married in 1991 and established their family home on Nindethana.

Michael and Bronwyn have three adult children, Alexander, Jackson and Sally.

Alexander completed a Bachelor of Laws at QUT and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2015 and is currently working as a lawyer in a multi-national law firm in Guernsey, off the southern coast of France.  Alexander and Jessica married in September 2020.

Jackson completed a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Bachelor of Laws at QUT in 2017 and is working for the global resources company, Glencore.. Jackson and Emilie married in October 2019.

Sally completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) in 2015 and is currently working as a clinical nurse at a major Brisbane hospital.