The historic Rosebank Homestead, Peter Hoare, SA Life magazine.

Historic Rosebank, Tungkillo and Palmer: Heritage Bus Tour

Nestled in a valley just east of Mt Pleasant is one of the historical gems of SA – Rosebank homestead and heritage listed wool shed. George Melrose took up this run in 1843. The stone two storey Georgian style homestead dates from circa 1858. The property has stayed in the Melrose, Murray and McLachlan families ever since. It is seldom open to others.

After visiting Rosebank we head back into Mt Pleasant for a light lunch provided by the local Historical Society.

In the afternoon we explore Tungkillo, once the town of the Reedy Creek copper mine. Next we visit the town developed by Sir Samuel Davenport, one of the directors of the Reedy Creek copper mine – Palmer. Nearby is its Lutheran cemetery and a five span railway bridge.

Extensive notes will be provided and lunch is included.

Presented by WEA Adult Learning