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Tree stump from Rosedale homestead

MU00055.008

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Tree stump from Rosedale homestead

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Physical description

Part of a Eucalyptus loxophleba, or York gum tree stump, with a bulbous base and three protruding sections. The texture of the tree stump is rough and flaking.

Physical description

On display at the National Museum of Australia.

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When

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  • 1894-1925
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  • The town of Carnamah formed after the Midland Railway Company, based in London, built a railway line from Perth to Geraldton in 1984. During the first decade of the 20th century, the company sold farm along the line, each with a small house, partly cleared of bush and fenced. After WWI, the Repatriation Department of Western Australia made land in the district available to returned servicemen. The department established four soldier settlement estates in the district: Yarra Yarra, Carnamah, Winchester and Inering. The Rosedale homestead is located in the Carnamah district in Winchester estate. Tom White took up the Rosedale homestead in Winchester estate, settled there in 1922, and lived there until 1925.

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