Joseph Beale was a well known farmer in the Palmerston North district, owning land at Fitzherbert West and also at Longburn. He was involved with the establishment of the Gear Meat Company in Wellington during the 1880s, and the Longburn Freezing Works in 1890. In 1899 he moved to Queensland, Australia, and was involved in the establishment of the diary industry in the Oakey district, where he died in 1906.
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