The Descendants of the Rats of Tobruk Australia Association are pleased to join

with Australia’s largest rose producer, Treloar Roses in Victoria to announce the

dedication of a new rose to be named “NO SURRENDER” in honour of

the men of the Siege of Tobruk

The Rose is a Red Floribunda with yellow reverse was specifically chosen for its colour. 

The RED to signify the blood that was shed by the Rats in battle and

the YELLOW to signify the desert sands around Tobruk.

Our Association will receive a donation of $2 a rose from sales to go towards

the 80th Anniversary  Celebration in 2021, along with many other future projects

There will be a Special Rose planting ceremony with some of our Living Veterans on Sunday 12th April 2020 in all states (more information to follow).


Pre-order your ‘No Surrender’ rose from Treloar Roses by clicking the link below

or by telephone 1-300 044 852.

Plants are supplied bare root by mail order Australia wide from May to August 2020.


Already out in gardens and pots, a few pictures from our members. Exciting to see new growth and expectations are high !

(Left) Georgtown RSL President in the garden (photo by Kaye Ross)

(Centre) Betty Murphy's roses have bloomed true to the colors claimed by Treloar Roses.  Stunning 

(Right) Trevor MacNeill's rose showing new growth (photo by Craig Proctor)

(Bottom) our resident green thumb Rob Sparks Rose potted and showing fantastic signs of a success

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This website and the information it contains would not be possible without the work of our many researchers behind the scenes, descendants and friends of the Rats. Special mention to Owen Carlton and Roger Murphy who have tirelessly worked for years verifying and documenting the Rats roll, our descendant Ray Windlow for his on-going work creating the tributes and store products for the Association, and others too many to mention who work towards keeping this story alive for the benefit of future generations. Much of the information reproduced has been sourced from the Australian War Memorial records, Battalion records, private memoirs, NAA and DVA service records and online documentation on events, places and people. All attempts possible have been made to verify its correctness and that due credit is acknowledged where known to the source. 

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