Can you help? Searching for Paddy Rogan’s Cottage

 

We are trying to help on our our local History enthusiasts locate an image of the Rogan’s historic family home, a small cottage located in the bush just south of Wellard Road from the early 1950s to 1973.

Paddy Rogan lived there with his wife and six children and was a long-time member of the Kwinana St Vincent de Paul Society.
Initially, living conditions were very basic, the cottage had no water, no power, no TV and no telephone.  Heating and power were provided by a wood stove, kerosene fridge and gas lamp.
Rogan Park in Leda now bears his name.

Gathering at Medina Post Office, Pace Road, c1960s.
From left to right: Robert Cross, Geoff Woods, Brian Reid, Robin Byles, Cathy O’Donnell, front Patsy Cross, Derry Rogan, Margaret Menzies, Edie Kattle

 

Rogan Park, 2018.

 

Young people in Pace Road Medina shopping centre, from L to R back Brian Reid, Ann Fossick, Paul Robito, Fred Parrit, Derry Rogan

If anyone remembers the old cottage or knows where we could obtain a photograph, please contact the Library on 9236 4300 or email voicesofkwinana@kwinana.wa.gov.au