ROMA BUSH GARDEN LOCATED AT Railway Dam, Corner Duke and Mayne Street, Roma, Queensland

Encompassing the picturesque Railway Dam, this leisurely walk is a must for the enthusiast of the Australian bush. The 14-hectare gardens showcase eleven vegetation communities local to the Roma region, including Brigalow, Coolibah and Mulga.

The walk offers a great variety of different vistas of the dam, which is also regarded as a first-rate place for bird-watching. The Roma Bush Garden Association is committed to creating and maintaining a regionally significant bush garden using the maximum community participation.

Come on down to the popular Walk on the Wildside & Pancake Brekky this Good Friday. Be guided by BOOBOOK expert ecological guides on one of the nature walks

starting at 7am or 9am and tuck into some fresh cooked pancakes by Roma Bush Gardens volunteers at 8am. Gold coin donations welcome

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How to get there: Drive west along Miscamble St to Orallo Rd and then onto Dargal Road Following the signage.


Relax in the atmosphere of a Country Garden and Nursery. The Feed Shed will serve burgers for breakfast and lunch. Devonshire Tea as our specialty and drinks are available!

Garden One:

“Mooga” - Home of Mark and Annette Huntley, Roma-Taroom Road, Roma.

Opening times - 9am - 4.30pm

Directions - Travel north towards Injune for approx 18kms. Turn right onto the Taroom Road and Mooga is the first property on the right (only 300m)

Mooga is a spacious country garden. It has a combination of beautiful lawns, trees and interesting gardens (including a Greek garden and secret garden).

Entry - Gold coin donation to Roma Branch, Cancer Council Qld.

A canteen will operate offering morning and afternoon tea and sandwiches.



Garden Two:

Whyworry – Established Country Garden – a number of large established trees and rock features established from the property. Enter the garden via a bridge over a water feature but truly a peaceful haven. Whyworry is the home of Billy and Kaye Burton

Entry Cost: $5 per person

Opening times 9am-5pm Good Friday – Easter Monday

All funds raised will be donated to charity.

Directions: Drive north along the Roma-Injune Road to Burton’s Lane, turn right into Burton’s Lane and drive to the end where you will find “Whyworry”.



The Easter In The Country

Committee would like to sincerely thank Mark and Annette Huntley and Billy and

Kaye Burton for their generosity and work in being part of the festival

activities.

From Cars in the Garden (commemorating the Aussie Car Industry) to viewing the Car and Truck Restoration Program incorporating over 500 pictures of Road Trips in the USA with an Aussie Overtone.

A fabulous collage of photos which tell a million stories and a visit not to be missed when you are in town for Roma’s Easter In The Country.

You can even get your photo taken with the long horns - Jack or Tex.See you at UP THE CREEK GARAGE

Costs

$15 single
$25 double/family for a day pass
Complimentary Morning and/or Afternoon Tea.

Open from 9am – 5pm Thursday – Easter Monday.


Located at 14 George St, Roma

(just behind Shady's Lagoon.15 minute walk along the Adungadoo pathway from the Big Rig, 10 minutes from the Post Office.)


Meadowbank Museum of old machinery memorabilia and horse drawn vehicles.


Location: 60 Bindango road 12 km west of Roma on the Warrego highway


Entrance fee: $5


Location: Roma on Bungil Gallery, 38-44 Hawthorne St. Roma

Walk of Art

Location: Big Rig Parklands - Riggers Road Roma

Location: RSL Hall Northern Road, Roma

Fancy yourself as a Poet, Performer or Songwriter? Walk Up’s Welcome to make the local competition lots of fun. Come one, come all as the audience will be part of the judging panel. There will be a number of categories and there will be prize money for each category. The day’s program includes the competition and performances from the range of very talented people listed below. If you love Australiana then this is for you.

Admission $10

Special Guest Include:

1. Jeff Brown - Bush balladeer and golden Guitar winner.

2. Gary Fogarty – Multi Award Winner - Bush poet

3. Alisha Smith - Winner of several awards Australia’s only lady playing Tradational Country and ballads.

4. Keith Jamieson - Golden Guitar Winner and Bush Balladeer.

5. Caitlyn Jamieson - 2016 New talent winner Bungendore Stan Coster Memorial Bush Ballad award.


Make sure you visit the Roma History Lodge to view a great collection of books written by locals, about the history of Roma & District. These books cover subjects such as: local history, families, cemeteries, schools, shearing, towns & Roma Mayors. Our members can also assist you with your research on local families. We have a vast collection of resources.


Our hours will be Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 -5pm each day. Gold coin donation.


CONTACT:

Maree Worland - President 0422 574 897

Roma & District Family History Soc Inc

Roma History Lodge

17 McDowall St PO Box 877

Roma Qld 4455 Roma Qld 4455

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomaHistoryLodge

Ph: (07) 4622 7322 during opening hours - Tuesday & Thursday 9:00am - 12 noon, Saturday 2:00 - 5:00, Sunday 10:30 - 12noon - other hours by appointment only.

Some members spend a lot more time at the Roma History Lodge so if you see the front door open, please call in.

Easter Egg Hunt:

2.45pm – CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT

Featuring Willy Wonker


3.20pm – Join in the fun of the games – egg and spoon races, sack races, and three legged races. These will be in ages groups and on the trace adjacent to the Minature Train at the Big Rig Parklands


4.30 pm – The Easter Bunny arrives to greet the children and there will be loads of photo opportunities.


5.00pm – Easter Egg Hunt. This will run in age groups again and under the supervision of parent and officials. Children will only get one or two small Easter eggs and sharing is strongly encourages so everyone gets to participate.


XTREME BULLS AUSTRALIA
The Original Xtreme Sport is back!!
Cement Australia Present Xtreme Bulls Roma!!

Xtreme Bulls are pleased to release that their heading back to Roma’s Easter in the Country weekend for Stop Number 4 of the Xtreme Bulls Australia Tour on Friday the 19th April at Basett Park - Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma.
This will be Roma’s third Xtreme Bulls event and not one to miss out on. Featuring Australia’s Elite Bull Riders taking on the Gill Bros Rodeo Company’s Xtreme Bulls.
Be sure to catch the action at this event, big screen replays.


Proudly sponsored by:

Location: Basett Park - Roma Showgrounds Northern Road, Roma

The event is a Bucking Bull Futurity & a Classic so sit back and relax at the alcohol free family night.

Food vans onsite

Adults (12 years and over) $15 each

Children (11 years and Under) FREE – no tickets required.

Location: Corner Arthur and McDowell Street, Roma CBD

Location: 2 Riggers Rd Roma

Experience the history of the search and discovery of oil and gas in Roma. Settle back and relax under the outback skies as you are taken on a fascinating journey to meet the locals and learn of the entertaining trials and triumphs of early industry men and women in Roma.

The Big Rig Night Show runs for 35 minutes.

Call into The Big Rig/Roma Visitor Information Centre to purchase your tickets.


* IF RAINING NIGHT SHOW CANCELLED*

*EFTPOS available

Admission:
Adults $10.00
Concession $8.00
Child (12years and under) $7.00
Family (2 x adults 2 x children) $20.00

Phone: 07 46 222 325
Email: tourism@maranoa.qld.gov.au

Fred Brophy is coming back to Roma's Easter In The Country in 2019.
Fred Brophy is the last of the traditional 'Tent Boxing Troupe' traveling with his tent and troupe of boxers around Queensland and setting up his boxing tent up in local towns and challenging all-comers. Tent boxing started in England, but outback and country Australia is the only place in the world where such an attraction still survives. Tent boxing started in the 1800’s with professional boxing troupes travelling to mining and outback country towns following shows and carnivals, putting up big top tents and taking on all-comers for cash.
Fred Brophy is a 4th generation showman; he started boxing at five years of age and kept at it for about 20 years before crossing over to run and own his own troupe. When he was a boy the crowd would throw pennies and halfpennies onto the mat. He tells all children 'What you see here today in the Fred Brophy’s boxing tent, you will talk about for the rest of your life'
Fred Brophy is a master of the crowd, leader of the boxing troupe, a born story teller, he has led a colorful life. Surviving rounds with venomous snakes, poisonous spiders, shotguns, baseball bats and knives. Cracow Hotel in Central Qld is the base for the ‘Fred Brophy Boxing Troupe’.
In 2009 he was inducted into Qld’s boxing hall of fame, in 2010 after 35 years of traveling the length and breadth of Australia with his tent and troupe he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for entertainment to the outback.Tent boxing is a dying tradition that was part of the Australian show culture and other social gatherings at one time in Australia there were over 45 boxing troupes traveling around Australia.
HOW IT WORKS!
At the start of the show Fred comes out and stands on the front stage and beats his drum to announce to the crowd that the fights are about to begin. Standing in his trademark silky red shirt, banging the drum, Fred informs the crowd that "this is where boxing champions are discovered".
Fred explains to the crowd the history of the boxing tent and where he has traveled; he will introduce his fighters and then call for challengers from the crowd to step forward to challenge his fighters. Local fighters are invited to spend three, one minute rounds against his boxers in the tent. Fred will offer a prize purse of $30 a minute if the challenger can defeat his fighter. After the local fighters are matched up against his troupe the show begins.
The fights take place on a canvas mat in the middle of the tent. There are no ropes just the mat signifying the ring. After the fighting is over the boxers and the locals forget the ringside grudges and join each other for a few ales and a friendly yarn.
Date: FRIDAY, 19th April 2019 (after the CEMENT AUSTRALIA - XTREME BULLS) 10pm-till late
LOCATION: Basset Park Rodeo Grounds
Cost $35 per person – PAY AT THE DOOR