Rosewood and Rosewood Shire

Rosewood, a rural town on the Toowoomba railway line, is 17 km west of Ipswich. It is thought that it was named after a Rosewood tree or shrub, a common name for various species, but probably Dysoxylum or Acacia harpophylla, both endemic to south-east Queensland. Other possibilities exist, as the Rosewood scrub extended from Rosewood to Fernvale, 20 km northwards.

Further Reading: 

R.L. Whitmore, Coal in Queensland: from federation to the twenties, St Lucia, University of Queensland Press, 1991

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