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.

Ross Hosking

Community Roles: Tour Guide School Activities - Headmaster
  Ross's knowledge of British, Australian & Local History and Australian Literature is particularly appropriate to his work with visiting school groups. Ross designed the educational module for the 1850s classroom experience in which he acts as a formal and stern schoolmaster,...
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Community Member - Ross Hosking

Rob Wombey

Community Roles: Tour Guide- School Activities - Headmaster
Tour Guide and Actor Rob Wombey brings his exuberant skills to make the Penny School lessons for School excursion groups at The Original Gold Rush Colony in Mogo fun for all.The classic gown he wears as the Headmaster is typical of the 1850's teachers and professors. At other times you will enjoy...
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Events -Guitar Strumming Singalong

Elizabeth McLennan

Community Roles: Photographer
Elizabeth is the Grandmother of our team, coaxed out of retirement by Maureen in 2002 to set-up the financial side of this growing business. She fell in love with the park and is still here. Elizabeth is a keen photographer and saw a niche market at The Original Gold Rush Colony for Period...
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Community Member - Elizabeth McLennan

Corey James Peterson

Community Roles: Outdoors manager. Tour guide. Bus driver
Corey is the longest serving member of staff, joining Old Mogo Town in its infancy. He has taken extended leave on occasions to work in other tourist facilities, and returned with an enhanced skill base. He is seen here in his traditional dry-as-a-bone which he wears as a uniform in wet or cold...
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Community Member - Corey Peterson

Norma Peterson

Community Roles: Dot Painting Acitivities
Norma is a talented Koorie Artist. She provides the dot painting sessions for school excursion groups, as well as demonstrations of her work on Heritage Days. Her works for sale are displayed in the Print Workshop, and may be purchased from reception. Norma is justifiably proud of her son Corey our...
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Community Member - Norma Peterson

Debra Nicholls

Community Roles: Souvenir Shop
Debra works part time at the Original Gold Rush Colony and attends to pricing and housekeeping in the Souvenir Shop. Her ready smile and pleasant nature add to the ambiance on her days at work.
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Community Member - Debra Nicholls

Anthony McLennan

Community Roles: Tour Guide
Anthony has followed a long family history to join the team at The Original Gold Rush Colony. His Mum is Photographer and Financial Controller Elizabeth McLennan. Manager Georgina is his sister-in-law, and his brother had been a tour guide for several years. Anthony is very keen on lapidary and...
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Community Member - Anthony McLennan

Rod Slockee

Community Roles: Koorie Educational Officer
Rod is a wonderful historian and educator on all aspects of Koorie Life. Local Aboriginal Community Liason Officer Rod is co-ordinator for all our Koorie activities at the Gold Rush Colony. Rod is a leader in his field running our bush tucker walks, dreamtime stories, cultural stories, traditional...
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Schools - Koorie  Bushtucker Of The Eurobodalla

Anna Jarrett

Community Roles: Storyteller
Anna Jarrett is an internationally acclaimed Australian professional storyteller and accredited trainer with 25 years experience travelling and telling stories. She has been featured at major Australian and international festivals in New Zealand, USA and Singapore. Her stories have been enjoyed by...
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Activity - Mini Harp Playing At Mogo

Tim Lassau

Community Roles: Surfing Instructor - Offsite
Tim is a 3rd generation south coast local who knows nearly all that is possible to know about the beautiful beaches and waterways of the Batemans Bay area.He has 2  teaching Degrees from Wollongong University. He has travelled abroad, teaching swimming and lifeguarding at a summer camp in...
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Community Member - Tim Lassau

Glenn Hall

Community Roles: Surfing Instructor - Offsite
Glenn signed a contract with St George Ruby Club in 1997, and was also employed by the club's junior rugby league development officer. Glen left St George to travel to California where he worked as a wakeboard/waterski instructor. He then worked In the Kids Snowboard Program in Whistler and...
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Community Member - Glenn Hall