|Angela Keats (previously Relf)
grew up in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia (120kms west of Brisbane).
After completing her Bachelor of Applied
Science (Med Rad Tech) in 1993 at QUT in Brisbane she returned to Toowoomba to work with Queensland Xray Services.
Over the next 4 years, as well as learning general xray and CT,
she completed her Diploma in Medical Ultrasound at QUT doing a
range of ultrasounds including vascular, musculoskeletal and small
After a short holiday through Europe on a busy Contiki tour,
she realised it was time to see more of the world. She began her
travels in 1998 and drove across the Nullabor to work in Perth,
Western Australia for 18 months.
In 1999, Angela obtained her ancestry visa and went to the UK to do locum
work. During the next 3 years she worked as a sonographer (and
occasionally radiographer) in London, Guernsey, York, Worthing and the
Shetland Islands with plenty of
travelling in between. She loved the mobile lifestyle and enjoyed the
challenge of a new job, a new place and meeting new friends every few
Angela was due to return home to Australia in 2001 after a friend's
wedding in Brugge, Belgium. At the wedding she met the best man,
returned to London with him. During the next 12 months
Angela worked at Barts and the Royal London Hospital followed by
at the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
Murray, a New Zealander born in Christchurch, had been living in
London for nine years. He is a telecommunications engineer by trade and
in London had the opportunity to expand his career into IT and project
management with HSBC and several other institutions.
Angela and Murray enjoyed the busy social scene of London and the easy
access to worldwide destinations through cheap flights and fantastic
holiday deals. Leaving the UK in early 2003 to return home to
Australia they travelled (mostly by
train) through Europe, Russia and Mongolia. They married in August 2003
in Toowoomba with many European, New Zealand and Australian friends at
Throughout their travels
Murray and Angela have each travelled to over 50 different countries
throughout the world and look forward to more adventures with each
other for many years to come. They have settled in Toowoomba to
set up Sonographers Medical Australia and offer other Australians the
opportunity to fulfil their dreams and make their overseas experience a