The Orginal Gold Rush Colony - Staff & Community

The people and groups who make up the Community at The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo on the South Coast of NSW Australia form a strong network to help make the venue a great experience for day tours, overnight & holiday stays, school and group camps and retreats and functions of all types.

Maureen Nathan

Community Roles: Owner
Maureen is the primary owner and driving force behind the scenes of this NSW South Coast family owned business. Maurreen purchased Old Mogo Town to help keep the European History of Australia and the local Koorie History alive and to provide a "stay another day" holiday activity for the tourists...
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Community Member - Maureen Nathan

Robert Legeay

Community Roles: Marketing Consultant Volunteer
Robert is Maureen's Life Partner, and brings his lifetime experience in the travel industry with Air France to The Original Gold Rush Colony, on a volunteer basis. Together they introduce the Original Gold Rush Colony at Principal's Conferences, where they are now well recognised for their...
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Heritage Costume - Robert Legeay

Barbara Gellatly

Community Roles: Reception
Nicknamed with love, the Jolly Lady from Faulty Towers, Barbara has been an inspiration for owner Maureen Nathan. She encouraged the purchase of Old Mogo Town as it was then known, as she recognized that it would provide a working home for many of the members of the highly successful amateur group...
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Period Portraits - In Sepia

Georgina Jackson

Community Roles: General Manager
Georgina has grown into her job. Her skills and passion for everything around the Original Gold Rush Colony, include modelling in the Wattle and Daub Cottage, and dancing the light fantastic at winning the South Coast Tourism Awards, some of her crowning achievements. She has written 3 winning...
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Community Member - Georgina Jackson

June Lotzof

Community Roles: owner
June Lotzof is co-owner of The Original Gold Rush Colony with her daughter Maureen. June is a renowned international artist, with solo exhibitions at Norfolk Island, the Greek Embassy and most recently at the French Embassy in Canberra. The proceeds from that last successful exhibition went...
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Community Member - June Lotzof.

Janeena Woodville

Community Roles: Weddings and Functions Co-ordinator and Reception
Janeena has worked in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry for many years. With a background as Accommodation Manager in several hotels and resorts, both in Australia and Overseas, she understands the importance of offering a highly professional product. As our dedicated weddings and functions co...
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Community Member - Janeena Woodville