|Population||2,155 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
|State electorate(s)||Ipswich West|
The town of Rosewood is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of the Brisbane CBD At the 2011 census, Rosewood had a population of 2,155. Part of the town's border is marked by the Bremer River to the south, and the decommissioned Marburg Branch railway line on the Little Liverpool Range to the north.
The origin of the suburb name is believed to be derived from the Rosewood (Acacia harpophylla) or the Dysoxylum (a Mahogany species, referred locally as a rosewood despite bearing little relation) tree or shrub, both commonly found in the south-east Queensland region at the time of Rosewood's settlement.
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 State High School
- Rosewood State School
- St Brigid's Primary School
Rosewood has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- 1 John Street: Rosewood Courthouse
- 96 John Street: Glendalough
- 28 Matthew Street: St Brigids Church
- "Rosewood - town (entry 29071)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- "Rosewood - locality (entry 45100)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- "2011 Census QuickStats: Rosewood". www.censusdata.abs.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
- "Rosewood Railway Museum". Australian Railway Historical Society - Queensland Division. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
- "NOMENCLATURE OF QUEENSLAND—253.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 22 July 1936. p. 14. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Milne, Rod (March 1987). "Colliery Branches of the Lanefield District". Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin: 62–66.
- Roads, TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main. "Route 539 | TransLink". TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
- "Rosewood Police Complex (entry 601101)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Glendalough (entry 600735)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "St Brigids Church (entry 600736)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
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