History Revealed

Take a walk along the Avenue of Heroes – Roma’s tribute to the servicemen lost during the First World War, visit The Big Rig Oil & Gas Museum, where you’ll also find Lenroy’s Slab Hut. Stop by Meadowbank Museum with its significant collection of farming implements, or take a self- guided walk featuring Roma’s most historical oil and gas industry sites along the Hospital Hill Heritage Walk. Follow Roma’s Historic Walk to see the Roma Courthouse where Harry Redford aka Captain Starlight stood trial and the School of Arts Building, which was used as a lookout for enemy aircraft during the Second World War.

Get to know the Characters of Injune, pay your respect to the servicemen and women at Henricks Park, see part of the Dingo Barrier Fence, or learn about the C17 Locomotive at the Injune Train Station. Stop by Gunnewin Soldier Settlement Monument along the highway between Injune and Roma and read the storyboards sharing tales of yesteryear during soldier settlements in the area.

Step into the Kenniff Court House where the last bushrangers were remanded to stand trial, learn the town’s history with a visit to Major Mitchell’s campsite and Arrest Creek Monuments, or visit the Heritage Museum.

Stop by the Leichhardt Memorial Site on the Warrego Highway, visit The Whistle Stop to see historical information of the town, or get a picture next to the Major Mitchell Monument and Muckadilla Cenopath. Read about Muckadilla’s most famous resident, Frank Ford, who served as the 15th and shortest serving Prime Minister of Australia.

See a former working stagecoach at the Cobb & Co Changing Station Museum – the location of the last Cobb & Co route, or admire the architecture of the Town Hall. Drive to the Aboriginal Traditional Campsite and Interpretative Shelter and learn about a ‘humpy’ – continue 3km to the remains of the original corduroys from the Cobb & Co era.

Learn about traditional water catchment at the Native Wells, stop by The Maryannes where the bullock teams used to rest and water their teams, and see the murals on the Cobb & Co Wall.

Head to The Old Play Shed to see the historical panels about the town from its inception in 1864.

Immerse yourself in memorabilia at the Wallumbilla Heritage Complex, take a walk to the Mandandanji Monument along Harry Thompson Walk and stop by the painted turtle Pickanjinnie Monument on your way back to Roma.