Roma is the ‘capitol’ of the central highlands, and is clearly a great community and commercial centre. Roma has a buzz about it. The Big Rig Museum may well set the scene, and on our visit the place was booked out.
The town was incorporated in 1867 and is named after Lady Diamantina Bowen (née Roma), the wife of Sir George Ferguson Bowen, the Governor of Queensland at the time.
The Roma 1st World War remembrance avenue is both a humbling and fantastic acknowledgment those that gave their lives in those various wars and conflicts. The Roma Avenue to the Heroes, in our town/city visits in both NZ and Australia has no peer. The grief/ anguish by the survivors and ‘Lest we forget’ are well and truly on display. Never to be forgotten in Roma.
In 1906 natural gas was used for lighting in Roma. The industry has expanded as more reserves were discovered
The Anglican and Catholic churches are classic structures. The old and the new. The Anglican Church has restricted and published opening hours. Note: time your visit to Roma to ensure you are able to delight in the interior of this great and old church.
Roma is a great town. Be sure to allow a minimum of three days.