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Dunolly Accommodation

Dunolly Accommodation: Rostrata Country House, is situated at Murphy’s Creek, is a 15 minute drive from Dunolly through the beautiful Box and Iron-bark State Forest. This secluded setting, on a working farm, offers guests the perfect venue to relax and enjoy a break from the pressure of the everyday life. The fully self-contained home is…
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Hi Speed WiFi Tarnagulla

The government’s commitment to delivering the nbn™ network included nbn™ technology in the Tarnagulla and Murphys Creek area. The nbn™ network has arrived in our area at last, if you choose us for your next Central Goldfields experience, we now have Hi Speed WiFi at Rostrata Country House accommodation in Tarnagulla. More than 2,600 Central Victorians can benefit…
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Family Pioneer Gathering

DESCENDANTS of one of Loddon Shire’s foremost farming pioneers will gather in Tarnagulla later this year for a second major family reunion. The Silke family has been traced back to 1607 in Somerset, England. John Gill Silke, who was born in 1805, wed Ann Date in 1832 and the couple began married life as tenant…
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Nostalgia Shed

Over the past two weeks, the hands of time have once again been turned back at Rostrata Country House, to a gracious time when guests were served morning or afternoon tea, with silver tea pots, fine china, white linen, and the usual homemade cakes etc. We started with a coach group arriving for a walk…
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England to Australia

by Austin A30: My early life started in a factory in England in the 1950’s. After being assembled in the factory, I was finally given a coat of green shiny paint. How proud I was, so compact and versatile, great for parking. I was a motorists dream come true. Many times in my early life…
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High Tea Celebration

Rostrata Country House treated some church members to a delightful high tea celebration and sheep shearing demonstration at Colin and Dorothy Silke’s lovely historic family property at Murphy’s Creek near Tarnagulla. Dorothy and Colin informed the guests of their family home and property history, as well as some local Tarnagulla history. In 1850 John Silke migrated from Somerset England with his…
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