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Roseneath's peninsula, Oriental Bay at its foot

Roseneath is a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, located east of Oriental Bay and north of Hataitai. A peninsula it is named after Roseneath or Rossneveth peninsula on Scotland's River Clyde and has no association with roses.[1]

"Among the records of Roseneath School, Wellington, is to be found a handsome illustrated volume entitled, "Roseneath, Past and Present," by W. C. Maughan, the gift in 1913 of Mr. G. G. Young, M.A., Headmaster of Roseneath School, Scotland, to Mr. Robert Darroch, Headmaster of Roseneath School, Wellington, New Zealand."[1]

Roseneath War Memorial

Roseneath School, founded in 1898, is located in the suburb and caters for year 1 to 8 students.[2] The school's war memorial commemorates former pupils who died in World War I.[3] The memorial was unveiled by the Governor-General, the Earl of Liverpool, on 10 November 1917, i.e. before the war was over. At the time of unveiling, which was attended by the Mayor of Wellington, John Luke and the Prime Minister, William Massey, the memorial included the names of five soldiers killed in battle.[4] By the end of the war, there were 13 names on the memorial.[3]


  1. ^ a b F. L. Irvine-Smith, The Streets of my city, Wellington New Zealand, A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1948.
  2. ^ "Our History". Roseneath School. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Roseneath war memorial". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 6 August 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Fallen in Battle". The Evening Post. XCIV (114). 10 November 1917. p. 8. Retrieved 23 May 2014.

Coordinates: 41°17′35″S 174°48′04″E / 41.293°S 174.801°E / -41.293; 174.801