How a vision turned a crumbling cottage into an icon
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.
1975, Roy and Georg
e officially set up the Society and planned a reunion
A committee was formed and the Society set as it’s goals, two
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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