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Rose, Robert (1834–1915)

An old and respected resident of Gosford in the person of Mr Robert Rose passed away on Sunday last. Mr Rose belonged to one of the old pioneer families of the Hawkesbury River, and he was a fine example of the type of settlers who have contributed so much to the well being of our country. Surrounded by good influences in early life, the foundations of a pure character were surely laid, and an honorable, upright career began. After his marriage to a daughter of Mr. G. Everingham, Mr. Rose moved to the Clarence River, where for some 12 years he was engaged in farming pursuits. Later, Mr Rose removed to the New England district, and established his home near the Queensland border. Here he resided for many years. His home was always a shining example of that hospitality and kindliness that has been one of the glories of Australian country life. No opportunity for neighborly help and sympathy in times of need was ever neglected. Very interesting indeed were many of the reminiscences with which Mr Rose sometimes entertained his visitors of later times. Mr Rose retired from active pursuits, and some eight or nine years ago came to reside in Gosford. The death of his wife, about 18 months ago, was a great blow to him, and from that time his own health has steadily declined. His sufferings were borne with fortitude, but it was evident what the result would be. The end came peacefully on Sunday afternoon. The funeral took place in the General Cemetery on Monday afternoon, the Rev. F. R. Todd conducting the burial service. Deceased leaves a grown up family including Mr E. C. Rose, of Narara, and Mr A. M. Rose, of Bobbin, Manning River district, and late of Erina.

Original publication

  • Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW), 16 April 1915, p 12 (view original)

Citation details

'Rose, Robert (1834–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/rose-robert-24719/text33359, accessed 16 December 2019.

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