Rosewood is the last of the Lockyer Valley food basket towns. Rosewood, because of its very close proximity to Ipswich is also a quickly growing centre. Rosewood is also a part of the ‘food basket’ supply basin for Greater Brisbane.
The origin of the suburb name is from the Rosewood (Acacia harpophylla) tree.
Rosewood is a small town in the Bremer Valley At the 2006 census; Rosewood had a population of 1,966
The New Oakleigh Mine is located close to the town. This is the last remaining active coal mine in the area.
The first coal mine in the Lanefield district, west of Rosewood, commenced production in 1918. As part of these workings, two railway branches from the Brisbane to Toowoomba main line were constructed to the mines at Lanefield Colliery (1934 to 1965) and Westvale Colliery (1929 to 1960).
Rosewood has three hotels that are all old classic type century old pubs that give testimony to the town being quite old.
The War Memorial is yet to be photographed, and there was no indication of a museum.
Should Rosewood be an on route visit, then take the time to check out those great pubs.