Aug 4 at 11:42am
Society meetings 2018-19

The society will gather at Rose Cottage for meetings, starting at 10.30am on:

Sunday 18 November 2018 - (AGM)
Sunday, 17 February 2019
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Sunday, 17 November 2019 (AGM)

Annual picnic - Sunday, 19 May 2019

All are welcome.
May 23 at 1:49pm
Resource Centre

Planning and pre-construction activities are continuing for a Resource Centre south of Rose Cottage. More
Mar 23 at 2:21pm
Check out our merchandise
May 23 at 10:45pm
Become a Rose Cottage guide

Rose Cottage is open each Sunday. Can you help supervise tours?

A priceless piece of Australian heritage

The Thomas and Jane Rose Family Society was conceived by two brothers, Roy and George Rose, who were descendants of Thomas and Jane's third child, Joshua.

George initially travelled to England to  gather official documents to help verify a proposed history of the family.  

Lindsay Rose, a cousin, actively encouraged the research.

In 1975, Roy and George officially set up the society and  planned a reunion for 1982.

A committee was formed and the society set two targets:

  1. Conservation of Rose Cottage
  2. Publication of the family's history 

Rose cottage is the oldest slab timber dwelling on its original site in Australia. 

Society members and helpers maintain the building and its grounds with regular working bees.

The society also acts as an information source for members scattered far and wide and promotes its activities and aims via media, printed materials and social media.

Regular reunions of  family members   and an annual picnic are held in the grounds the cottage. These draw descendants from far and wide - and help the society update the growth and expansion of the Rose family.

Watch this site to keep up to date with happenings in the society, including meetings that are held at Rose Cottage;maintenance and development proposals; working bees; merchandising; and other activities.

Watch our social media channels (see below) for updates and changes.