Built by Thomas Rose and his family from split Ironbark timber in 1811, Rose Cottage stands on it’s original site adjacent to The Australiana Pioneer Village (previously Rose Farm).
The Rose family arrived in the colony in 1793. They were the first free settler family. Thomas Rose made substantial contributions to the colony with his knowledge of farming. The cottage was occupied by the Rose family, father to son, for 150 years. This is the longest period of time that a single family has occupied a dwelling.
A gold coin donation is required to view Rose Cottage with all proceeds going to the Rose Family Trust.