Rosanna Sparkes was born in Brisbane, on 11th April, 1851.
According to Qld BDM Register her father was noted as William and her mother as Maryann.
Rosanna was the youngest child of William Jackson Sparkes and Mary Ann Sparkes (nee Bowers).
Rosanna was born in the same year, 1851, as her father died.
Rosanna's name is seen in various documents as Hannah Rose, Rose Hannah or Rosanna.
Rosanna died when she was just 16. On her death certificate her name was given as Rose Hannah.
She died on 6th July, 1867 and was buried in the Paddington Cemetery, Brisbane. This cemetery has long since been replaced by the sporting complex known as Lang Park.