5 weeks ago, Apr 02 at 5:13pm
2016 Meeting Dates
5 weeks ago, Apr 02 at 5:10pm
Resource Centre
Planning continues for a Resource Centre south of Rose Cottage. More
5 weeks ago, Apr 02 at 5:09pm
Cottage Open Day - Heritage Week

In Heritage Week, Rose Cottage will host an Open Day at 10am on Sunday, April 24. More
Mar 16 at 3:51pm
Family picnic day
Come along on Sunday, May 22 and find out what the society is all about.


The Rose Family Society Australia

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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