Roseleigh Farm and Tearooms Historic Site 1865

Roseleigh Farm and Tearooms Historic Site 1865
Elizabeth Wright operated the Australind Tea Rooms, known as Granny Wright’s Tea Rooms, in the late 1910s to 20s on Roseleigh Farm.

Elizabeth (nee Jones) was born at Leschenault Mill in 1861 to the headmaster of the Picton School. When she was just nine years old, her father died.

In 1876, two months before her fifteenth birthday Elizabeth married ex-convict, bootmaker, and farmer Charles Wright. Together, they established Roseleigh Farm overlooking the Leschenault Estuary. Despite the almost thirty years’ age difference Elizabeth and Charles had seven children, although the first was not born until four years after their marriage when Elizabeth was nineteen years old.

After Charles’ death, Elizabeth supported her children and supplemented income from the farm by running a tearoom on this site, in a building adjacent to the homestead. Her scones with homemade jam and fresh cream from her own cows were famous.

Nearby Elizabeth Street is named in her honour.

Australind Chicken Treat is now located at this Tearooms site.

Roseleigh Farm and Tearooms Historic Site

  • Old Coast Road, Australind WA 6233, Australia
  • Open 24 hours
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