Originally known as Banksia Point, Rosebud began life as a fishing community in the early 1850s. On 2 June 1855, the cargo vessel Rosebud, owned by one of the colony's best known pastoralists Edward Hobson, was washed over the large sandbars and onto the beach. The burgeoning community made off with the cargo of damask and household goods, but the wreck remained for many years as the locals slowly stripped its hull to use in the construction of houses. It became commonplace to call the area "The Rosebud" in reference to the ship, which was shortened to "Rosebud" as the last vestiges of the ship disappeared.                                             - History of Dromana to Portsea - Robin Archer 16.7.14
The anchor from `the rosebud` is at sorrento museum......there was an attempt to have it mounted over where the ship is.......the museum wont part with it...- Robin Archer 16.7.14

The figurehead from the Rosebud, was in a back yard in the 60s. Mum and I tried to get them to give to the museum. They didn't want a part of that, they had it full of soil and grew plants in it.
                                                      - HDP - Anthony Opitz 16.7.14

The name of the new development near the pier is "Banksia Point"... HDP - Anthony Opitz 16.7.14

The original Rosebud Football Ground was on the foreshore opposite Rosebud Hotel. This was before the road was duplicated and they stole some land from the oval, which is now part of the 'Village Green' adjacent the Memorial Hall. That's when the football club moved to the Eastbourne Road site..
                                                     HDP - Timothy Desmond 12.7.14

Link to this booklet published Melbourne, November 1954

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