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.

Betty - Lou Woosnam

Community Roles: Catering Assisstant
Betty brings many years of experience from the Kitchen in the Amity Nursing Group to the Diggers Rest Tavern at the Original Gold Rush Colony. Betty has a singular sense of humour to match her non-stop work ethic. She prefers the face to face activities to the years she spent taking telephone and...
  • Catering & Functions
Community Member - Betty Lou Woosnam

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...
  • Management & Administration
  • Catering & Functions
  • Maintenance & Housekeeping
Community Member - Georgina Jackson

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...
  • Management & Administration
  • Catering & Functions
Community Member - Janeena Woodville

Lynda Downey

Community Roles: Caterer
Lynda happily states that cooking in the Diggers Rest Tavern beats catering on an outward bound bus. The Full Commercial Kitchen in the Original Gold Rush Colony, gives her the scope to cater for all types of groups and occasions. Examples: 140 primary school students on overnight excursions,...
  • Catering & Functions
Community Member - Lynda Downey