Sarah Jane Pender  (1880 -1952) Businesswoman, Publisher, Editor and Journalist.
Proprietor of the “Rosewood Register and Marburg Mail“.

Sir Gordon William Wesley Chalk  (1913 -1991 ) Politician

James William Crawford Cumes (1922 – 2013)
Australian Author, Economist and a former Public Servant and Diplomat.

Arnold Rieck – School Teacher –  Mason’s Gully Community Project
29.8.1932 – 10.11.2022

Joyce Rieck O.A.M. – Cabanda Aged Care Home  (Board member for 30 years)
Joyce was awarded an O.A.M. for her services to the community of Rosewood. 

The Cabanda Story – compiled by Joyce Rieck

Rodney Nation – Classical Dancer (lived in Albert Street)
Rodney Nation last night was awarded the £10/10/- bursary for dancing at the final session of this section of the Eisteddfod. Champion dancer was Fay Gould, who gained 849 points. She won by one point from Barbara Nation. The adjudicator (Miss H. Wallace) said of the bursary winner that with careful training he could develop into another Robert Helpmann.”From the moment I saw this boy come on to the stage at the beginning of the week I have been interested in him. He shows definite promise and in the years to come Ipswich probably will have a famous dancer. Provided he is trained properly, he will go a long way.”
[Q. T. 12 September, 1953]

Shane Rodgers – Business Executive, Strategist, Marketer and Writer
Shane was a student at Rosewood High School and the editor of the first edition of the school’s newspaper Zapped. He went on to become General Manager of Queensland Newspapers and has an extensive media and marketing career.

Frederick Sidney Cotton 1894-1969
The plaque on his grave at Tallegalla Cemetery sums up his life.
‘Pioneer Aviator, Inventor, Spy. He marched to the beat of a different drum’