It would appear as if one early settler was somewhat of a humorist, with regard to names. That was Henry Rosetta, who died on December 9, 1863, aged 49. Beside him lies a six year old son, whom he had named "Christmas Gift," and who died June 23, 1864. This is the Rosetta who gave his name to "Rosetta Swamp" of the present day, the notorious quagmire out of which Dr. Ham has ordered the City Council to expel all microbes without delay.
Noted events in his life were:
• Court: Larceny from a person, 1829. sentenced to 7 years and deportation
Henry married Mary Ann Bowers, daughter of William Bowers and Elizabeth Widgett, on 25 May 1852 in St Johns, Brisbane. (Mary Ann Bowers was born in 1817 in Dorset, died on 11 Mar 1898 in Queensland and was buried on 12 Mar 1898 in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.)