Roma got its name from Lady Bowen, wife
of the first Governor General of Queensland, whose maiden
name was Countess Diamantina Georgina Roma. Roma was the
first town formed after the separation of Queensland from
New South Wales in 1859.
Since this time Roma has
continued to grow and now sports a population in excess of
7,000. Cattle and sheep are the main produce from the area.
Elegant homes and historic hotels grace the streets of Roma
along with many fine public buildings. Other items of
interest would have to be the magnificent bottle trees which
stand around the town planted in memory of the towns World
War I heroes.
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