Trish has owned & operated the original Gem Shop in Mt Surprise , which has included the largest gem grade topaz “The Big Blue” which was found on the O’Briens Creek Gemfields in 1974
Trish has a passion for gemstones and jewellery. For many years she has been producing and collecting items from across the globe for her personal collection and for sale.
The gem museum has wonderous items, many of which are unobtainable now and are rarely seen.
Trish has massive aviaries which house many Australian native birds, and exotics.
In flight aviaries showcase finches, parrots, love birds, lorikeets, quail, and also includes many rare species that are on the endangered list.
One such endangered bird is the Australia Gouldian Finch. Trish has created a specialised breeding program to contribute to the build of up numbers due to their depletion in the wild. She has participated in “soft release” programs which allows aviary bred birds to be released into a safe, monitored environment to encourage them to breed and exist naturally.
Thumbelina Miniature Horse Stud
Trish’s miniature horse stud (Thumbelina) has been operating for approximately 15 years.
These little horses look & act exactly like their larger relatives, but are a mini version.
During winter they get a hairy shaggy look about them as their coat thickens to keep them warm. In summer, they become sleek and shiny after the thick coat falls out.