Pioneer Parlour - Many A Yarn Spun Here


Small (22.1" x 16.4")


Hobart, Australia

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Small 22.1" x 16.4"
Medium 31.5" x 23.4"
Large 44.7" x 33.2"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


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  • Printed on 185 gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut - refer to size chart for finished measurements
  • 0.19 inch / 0.5 cm white border to assist in framing

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Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot in January 2011.

327 views as at 1st April 2012.

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The parlour of Rogers Cottage on Churchill Island.

Churchill Island is now accesible by bridge from Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. First walked by Bunurong Aboriginal people, the island has an important place in the history of European settlement in Victoria.

John Rogers arrived in Sydney from Cornwell England in 1838 and after trying his hand during the Gold Rush returned to the Western Port region. He became the legal owner of Churchill Island on January 15th 1866 for the sum of two hundred and ten pounds. He lived here with his wife Sarah and their three children two of whom were born here. Rogers first built a cottage for his family and later another adjoining the first. The fact that these two cottages still stand today is a testament to his building skills and hard work.

The simplicity of this cottage, the spinning wheel and cabin trunk reflect the hardship of the times.

John and his wife Sarah went on to create a vegetable garden, an orchard and planted rows of trees for shelter beds. This pioneering farming family established crops and not only maintained themselves but supplied wheat and vegetables to the Melbourne markets.

The freehold was eventually mortgaged to JD McHaffie who subsequently sold it to Samuel Amess. John and Sarah left the Island in 1872 and established holdings at Muddy Creek near Warragul. The Rogers left a well established and prosperous farm, orchard and dwellings that remain today.

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