|Rose in her early tennis playing years. (Macarthur Advertiser)
Following her retirement Rose took up breeding and training harness ponies, showing at Camden, Campbelltown and Sydney Royal Agricultural Shows, winning major prizes at all three for many years. She was considered as "one of the best known identities in New South Wales show-rings." Her last year of showing at Sydney Royal was 1927. At the same time she developed a keen interest in golf, and in 1930, 31, 34, 36, 38 and 39 won the Ladies Golf Championship of the Campbelltown Club. At golf she was described thus; "her old style hat perched on her head, and a cigarette eternally between her lips, Miss Rose Payten has beome as much a personality on the golf courses as she was in the early days of this century on the tennis courts."
Rose died at the age of 71 on the 9th May 1951, at "Woodbine". She was buried in St Peter's Anglican Cemetery. Her remarkable sports career is unparalleled, and she is remembered for both her prowess and good sportsmanship.
Written by Claire Lynch
Pamphlet File Campbelltown Library
Miss Rose Hannah Payten by J.F.Morris