Jun 30th 2016 12:34pm
Visit Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue and gain an appreciation for history.
The First World War Memorial encompasses a large area and comprises the avenues of trees, the cairn and the cenotaph.
The avenue of trees begins at The Railway Station, turns right into Wyndham Street and left into Bungil Street ending just after the intersection with Hawthorne Street. There are over 90 trees, all of which are bottle trees (Brachychiton rupestre).
The impetus for the Heroes Avenue began with the Mayor of Roma, Alderman Miscamble who had been impressed by avenues of memorial trees in southern states. The bottle tree was selected as it was a species commonly associated with Roma and it is thought that the first was planted in 1918 to commemorate the death of local soldier Lt Cpl Norman Saunders who was killed in France in 1916. This is the tree located outside the Post Office and known locally as the Tree of Knowledge. Trees were planted to commemorate subsequent deaths and although the plaques have disappeared each tree still retains its association with a particular soldier.
Roma War Memorial Heroes Avenue is just minutes away from our Motels in Roma QLD.
We have a fine rooms to choose from. We have a Deluxe Room, Executive Room, King Spa Room, Two Bedroom Family Suites, and Disabled Friendly Room. You are sure to find a room that is ideal for you. Our suites are spacious and comfortable even for big groups. Our suites feature an extra large living area with sofa and dining table. Suites feature a writing desk, TV, mini bar, WiFi access, microwave and fridge. Chat with family and friends using our WiFi access. Book tickets to events and attractions online so you won’t miss out. We also have a writing desk that allows you to work away from home.
For booking information, please visit http://bwbungilcreek.etourism.net.au
Image Source : War Memorial and Heroes Avenue
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