Roma Queensland is a town in Outback Queensland Australia
Roma Queensland is an Queensland Outback
town in the Maranoa Region of Queensland Australia and is about 480km or a 5-and-a-half-hour drive from Brisbane.
Roma Queensland was incorporated in 1867 and is named after Lady Diamantina Bowen (née di Roma), the wife of Sir George Bowen, the Governor of Queensland at the time. At the 2016 census, Roma had a population of 6,848.
Roma has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures in the mid-to-high 30's during summer and around high-teens to low-20's in the winter.
Roma Queensland History
Prior the European settlement the Aboriginal peoples of the Mandandanji Nation occupied this region.
In 1863 Samuel Symons Bassett brought Queensland's vine cuttings to Roma Queensland and established the Romavilla Winery in 1866 on Bungil Creek north of Roma Queensland. Sadly, Romavilla Winery closed it doors in 2012 after almost 150 years.
In 1864 Reverend Adam McIntyre of the Free Church of Scotland commenced services at pastoral stations with the intention that he would be established as a permanent minister in Roma Queensland. Reverend Adam McIntyre died on 22 May 1866 so his intentions did not last long.
In the early days of Roma Queensland cattle rustling was a bit of a problem however in 1873 Captain Starlight was acquitted of cattle rustling and no successful conviction for cattle rustling has been made in Roma Queensland.
Interesting Information About Schools In Roma Queensland
Roma State School, the first school in Roma Queensland, opened on 21 March 1870 and closed on 31 December 1986.
St John's School was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1881.
Roma was the site of Australia's first oil and gas discoveries.
The Roma State College opened on 1 January 2006 as an amalgamation of Roma Junior School and Roma Middle School, and the addition of a new senior component.
Best Place To Stay In Roma
On the Brisbane side of town and on over 5 acres of land you will have a great stay.
With its own pool, restaurant, steakhouse and fully stocked bar there is no need to go anywhere else in Roma Queensland to be well looked after.
Best Place To Eat In Roma
Serving OBE Organic Beef you will have the best steak in Roma, if not Australia... there is also a full traditional menu and speciality nights.
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