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How a vision turned a crumbling cottage into an icon

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

George initially travelled to England to accumulate official documents to help him verify a proposed history of their family.

 
Lindsay Rose, a cousin, actively encouraged the research.

In 1975, Roy and Georg e officially set up the Society and planned a reunion for 1982. 

A committee was formed and the Society set as it’s goals, two targets:

1) Conservation of Rose Cottage 

 2) Publication of the family’s history 
 
Rose Cottage is located in Rose Street in the Sydney suburb of Wilberforce.  

The 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.

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Today, you can keep up to date with happenings in the society and news of family history in general by following our social media sites.

The society is active on Twitter, adds photographs to Instagram and is also on Facebook.