Rokewood, a rural township, is 40 km south of Ballarat and on a minor road from the Geelong area to Skipton.

Rokewood began as a crossing place on the Kuruc A Ruc Creek, and it was gazetted as a township in June 1853. It is thought that the town’s name was inspired by English miners after the Rokewood family in Suffolk, but the account is put in doubt by the fact that gold was not discovered in Rokewood until Spring, 1853.

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