Connecting with others to capture as much of our local history as possible

The Rosewood History Group is a small and enthusiastic group of people who enjoy delving into the history of Rosewood and its environs and discovering more about the pioneer families whose industry and perseverance drove the development of the area and the establishment of this town. It is one of the Rosewood Community Centre Groups.

The group has been meeting since July 2020.  Our intent is to promote awareness of our rich local history and create a repository of historical data that will be of interest to the local and wider community.

Our group members have broad and varied interests which encapsulate many facets of history including mining, military, family history, photography, house history, hospitals, hotels and businesses to name a few.

The group generally meets bimonthly at 10.30 am on the third Thursday of the month at the Girl Guide Hut, 79 Matthew Street.

Meetings for 2023

  • 19 January
  • 16 March
  • 18 May
  • 20 July
  • 21 September
  • 16 November

Come along if you are interested and discover what we do.

Our Facebook Group

For more opportunities to share and discover information about Rosewood History see the group’s Facebook page Rosewood History Group (and Memories)


Other local history sources

Rosewood Library has a Local History Room.

Picture Ipswich on the Ipswich Libraries Website has extensive resources, maps, interviews, photographs etc.

Another repository of local information is The Rosewood Scrub Historical Society in Marburg.

Bordering on Rosewood is the Lockyer Valley so the Lockyer Valley Rosewood Scrub Pioneers and their extended families Facebook Group is another place to check.

Ipswich Historical Society is based at Cooneana Homestead and has a museum.