Rosedale is the next town encounted when travelling the Latrobe Valley route. Rosedale is a smaller town than those that make up the sextuplet group. Rosedale is a pretty town, and it is important a stop for a period is planned. There are a few unique features to Rosedale.

The earliest European inhabitant in the district is thought to have been a man named Blind Joe who lived in a hut on the Latrobe River. The town is named after and built upon the site of a station owned by David Parry-Okedon, who, in 1843, called his run Rosedale after his wife, Rosalie.

The area was once part of the Holey Plain grazing run, owned by the Curlewis brothers. Edward Crooke, who immigrated to Australia in 1837 and purchased a station at Omeo in the early 1840s, used the run as a holding station for the livestock which he drove to Port Albert for shipment to Van Diemen's Land.

Rosedale is where the owner came from for the 1915 Melbourne Cup winner "Patrobas'.

Rosedale is also the home of the chain saw artist. These works of art adorn the township. And they are works of art.

Rosedale has two one hundred year plus pubs.

The churches are all very old but are undated.

The Rosedale War Memorial has great presence at the highways intersect.

Rosedale is also a gateway town to the 90 Mile Beach.

This town can also boast some really nice cafes, so a caffeine fix can be planned.

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