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War Memorial and Heroes Avenue, Roma

Roma, Maranoa Area

The Heroes Avenue of 93 Queensland bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestre) creates a uniquely outback boulevard, remembering the men of Roma who died in WWI.

The first tree was planted in 1918 supposedly in honour of Lieutenant Corporal Norman Saunders who was killed in France in 1916. That tree, outside the Post Office, near the corner of McDowell and Wyndham streets, is locally known as the Tree of Knowledge.

The rest of the avenue, extending from the railway station into Wyndham Street and along Bungil Street to the intersection with Hawthorne Street, was planted by 1920.

Originally each tree bore a brass name plate. Only one survives and it has become part of a cairn outside the Post Office, displaying all 93 names.

A WWI Honour Board is located in the Roma-Bungil Cultural Centre in Bungil Street.

In 1938, Colonel Sir Donald Cameron unveiled a cenotaph in the town's Queen's Park the end of the avenue of bottle trees. It too honours the WWI fatalities. It has since added the names of 39 men who died in WWII.

Behind it stand nine pine trees, said to have been grown from seeds collected at Lone Pine, Gallipoli.

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1 July 2017
The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week

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24 June 2017
Eat Local Week is a showcase of the people and produce of the Scenic Rim. Experience the food and wine of this fertile region, which produces a bounty of fruit and vegetables, wines, milk and gourmet products such as olives, cheeses, jams and relishes.

Homespun Bazaar

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28 October 2017
Homespun Bazaar is a music festival and market event, focused on all things handmade and homegrown which is set to be full of colour, sound, smells and interesting things to see and do. All in the beautiful surrounds of the Scenic Rim's Kooralbyn Valley.
27 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
20 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
3 June 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
13 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.

A World Apart

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27 May 2017
The Scenic Rim is a farming and national park region just to south of Brisbane, and is the setting for "A World Apart - not just a food and wine festival". Follow the experiences on the wooden signposts to discover local food and wine, beautiful gardens and mountain views.
6 May 2017
Artists of The Scenic Rim open their Studios throughout the months of May and June, allowing visitors to see them working in their studios. Studios are open from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. Most of the artists work in the studios is for sale, and the majority of artists are able to undertake commissions.
17 June 2017
The Scenic Rim Clydesdale Spectacular featuring the Fassifern Highland Gathering is a event showcasing the iconic Clydesdale Horse, celebrating the traditions and heritage of 'the breed that built the nation' and a celebration of the rich Scottish heritage and history in the region.
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