Rose Hill, New South Wales

penal colony in New South Wales, Australia

Rose Hill, New South Wales was an Australian colonial settlement.[1]


Rose Hill was established on the Parramatta River on November 2, 1788. It was developed by Governor Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet. After Sydney Cove, this was the second settlement in Australia.[1]

Governor Philip lived in Government House at Rose Hill[1]

The fortified camp was named Rose Hill in honour of George Rose. He was a British politician and member of Parliament.[1] Rose had helped to make Phillip leader of the colony.[2]

The first crop of grain in Australia was grown at Rose Hill.[1]

The area became part of the town of Parramatta.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Paramatta Park Trust, "Colonial Rose Hill—Parramatta Park" Archived 2012-03-21 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-5-15.
  2. Fletcher, B.H. (1967). "Phillip, Arthur (1738–1814)," Australian Dictionary of Biography; retrieved 2012-5-15.