You’re Never Too Old To Volunteer!

Tamborine Mountain Historical Society Celebrates Patron Allan Rosser’s 97th Birthday …

Allan Rosser, Patron of the Tamborine Mountain Historical Society (TMHS), is still volunteering at age 97. With his passion for gardening, Allan has greatly enjoyed working alongside Heather (Head Gardener) and the other volunteers in the garden. Affectionately called the ‘Assistant Gardener’ he visits every Tuesday, and helped to establish a vegetable patch with herbs – with all the plants provided by the volunteers. Allan brought several staghorns from his garden which are now thriving in the tree beside the old General Store.  

Allan was born in 1925 at the newly opened Canungra Hospital, middle child of five to parents Stanley and Rosa, and has lived on the mountain all of his life. He attended St Bernard’s State School and worked with his father growing small crops during and after the war. Allan married Joycelyn Violet Wheeler on 11 August 1951 and built their home at Fern Street, where Allan still lives today. They were married for 64 years and had three children – Gary, Karen, and Ian. 

Allan used to be a volunteer guide for the Museum on Sundays, and has used many of the implements and farm machinery in his younger days, now housed in the Machinery Hall, his understanding of their use and function has been recorded for future generations to come.

TMHS are hoping to increase their number of volunteers so they can open the museum centre to the public on both Saturdays & Sundays.

Anyone interested in joining is welcome to share a cuppa with the volunteers anytime between 9.30am and 11.30am on a Tuesday. 

Come along and see what the society and museum are all about!

53 Wongawallan Rd, Tamborine Mountain

Phone 07 5545 4010