Event 171019: Twilight Ghost and History Tour – Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th October

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Event 171019: Twilight Ghost and History Tour – Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th October

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Twilight Ghost Tours

Come along for a twilight ghost and history adventure, and be taken on a guided group tour to Roma’s most alleged haunted locations, discover the ghostly tales of Roma’s yesteryear and learn why these legends still survive today.

You will be led by one of Roma’s most knowledgeable and expert historians and folklorists who will take you on a journey, turning back the pages of time, to uncover the secrets of Roma’s past, and the remarkable tales of how Roma came to be. During this, you will learn of the eerie ghost stories, urban legends and true tales of this 19th century mining town, researched from archives, libraries and locals.

Tours will take place on Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 October, during “Australia’s Grande Country Carnivale” 2017. Tours will run with groups of 10 or more. Children must be over 5 years, and all children/teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bus departs from the Big Rig Roma at 7pm (be sure to arrive by 6:45pm), and enjoy multiple stops along the way, with guided walking tours at several eerie locations. Total duration will be approx. 1.5 hours.

Bookings are essential. Limited spots available, so claim your tickets now … if you Dare!

Facebook Event: Twilight Ghost and History Tour


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Event 171022: Grande Country Carnival


Grande Country Carnivale

Bringing the best of country and carnivale together!

Get ready for the all new exciting Grande Country Carnivale in October – a festival of country at its finest in a spectacular vibrant carnivale setting, filled with incredible colour, culture and non-stop entertainment.

Don’t miss:
•Australia’s ‘Longest single line dance’ official record attempt
•Spectacular parades & cultural performances
•Live music, shows & entertainment
•Carnival rides, sideshows & family games
•Roving/Performing artists & creative displays
•Thrill seeking entertainment
•Vast range of shopping and food stalls
•Local adventure, scenic and historical tours
•Interactive Workshops, competitions & exhibitions
• and much more

From leisure entertainment, art and culture to insane monster truck madness, bucking bulls, thrill rides and FMX Kaos!

The Grande Country Carnivale is about celebrating who we are as a proud Australian community, our history, our people, our country!

The Grande Country Carnivále will take place this October at Roma QLD.
As well as being located at the intersection of the Warrego and Carnarvon Highways, Roma is the centre of a rich agricultural district.
The Grande Country Carnivále festivities will be held between the 16th and 22nd of October 2017, with the major weekend celebrations being on the 21st and 22nd October at Bassett Park (Roma showgrounds), the region’s largest recreational facility.

Don’t miss it!

For more information:  Facebook Event – Grande Country Carnivale

Tickets available at Eventbrite

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Roma Historical Precincts Inc.


“The Roma Historical Precincts Inc. (RHPI) is currently managed by the executive committee which advises the members on progress on a regular basis. We aim to be a formally recognised cultural precinct and share visionary objectives, to present excellence in cultural heritage, while delivering educational, community and cultural benefit. To achieve this, we manage and care for significant cultural heritage collections. The strategic plan recognises the opportunity to create a true cultural hub; uniting the community behind a clear direction, allocating scarce resources to agreed priorities and consolidating key initiatives and goals.

The association’s role is to collect, preserve, and research, interpret and exhibit material evidence of cultural significance in Roma and the surrounding district.”

Statement of Purpose

 We aim to:

  • Be a World Class, Leading Visitor Experience – To operate as a cultural heritage precinct in Roma and contributing to Roma & Districts growth as a regional tourism hub.
  • Inspire, Delight & Surprise – Present excellence in cultural heritage through Innovative programming, exhibitions and events.
  • Celebrate our Place – Collect and conserve our region’s history and heritage for the benefit of future generations. Tell our stories through our collections.
  • Build Connections –  Be regarded as a valued and integral community asset with community ownership.
  • Support lifelong learning – Maintain an educational role in the community.
  • Invest in Culture – Contribute economic benefit to the community by supporting local history and cultural heritage.  “

From the Roma Historical Precincts Inc. Strategic Plan

Membership: $10 per year.  Individuals, groups and clubs are very welcome to join!

For more information:

Email:  romahistoricalpi@gmail.com

Facebook Page: Roma Historical Precincts Inc.

Facebook Group: Roma Historical Precincts Inc. (Group)




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Roma & District Family History Society Inc. – 17 McDowall Street


The Society’s aim is to collect, preserve, record and promote documents and other
items of use to local and non-local persons researching their family histories, with
an emphasis on Roma and district. The district includes the whole of the Maranoa
area, especially if those areas don not have their own local or family history group.
Roma Family History Lodge: 17 McDowall Street,
Postal Address: PO Box 877  Roma
Phone: (07) 4622 7322
Family history research requests: $30 via letter or email. We charge visitors $10 per visit for the use of our computer equipment, research help, etc. plus any printing or photocopier costs.
Membership per year: (due 1 July to 30 June):
Single $30
Family $40
Pensioner $20
Pensioner Couple $25
Membership Fee includes three copies of our newsletter “The Maranoa Enquirer” posted out to you. If you just want to receive “The Maranoa Enquirer” it costs $10 per year.
Can you help?
We have a great collection of old photos at the Roma History Lodge. Some from “The Western Star” before digital camera days, but few are named or dated. Perhaps you can help?

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Clubs and Groups

This is a list of Facebook links to clubs and groups that don’t have a separate post under the Activities section.

(Where Facebook Groups are indicated, you will need to ask to join)

Harmony Singing Group (Facebook Page)

Lions Club of Roma, Qld (Facebook Page)

Maranoa Archers  (Facebook Group)

Maranoa Artists  (Facebook Page)

Maranoa Charity Rodeo  (Facebook Page)

Maranoa Equestrian Club   (Facebook Page)

Maranoa Fishing & Camping  (Facebook Group)

Maranoa Garden Group  (Facebook Group)

Maranoa Magics GRL  (Facebook Page)

Maranoa Murris Rugby League Team (Facebook Page)

Maranoa PCYC Youth Management Team (Facebook Page)

Roma & District Bowmen (Facebook Page)

Roma & District Toastmasters Club (Facebook Page)

Roma & District Junior Rugby League (Facebook Group)

Roma Apex Club (Facebook Page)

Roma Cities Rugby League Club  (Facebook Group)

Roma Darts Association  (Facebook Group)

Roma Dog Obedience (Facebook Group)

Roma District Motorcycle Club  (Facebook Page)

Roma Echidnas  (Facebook Page)

Roma Golf Club  (Facebook Page)

Roma Performing Arts  (Facebook Group) Roma Performing Arts (Facebook Page) Roma Performing Arts (Website)

Roma Redneck Mud Racing Inc (Facebook Page)

Roma Rednecks Ute Club (Facebook Group)

Roma RSL Sub Branch  (Facebook Page)

Roma Speedway Club (Facebook Group)

Roma Swimming Club  (Facebook Page)

Roma Triathlon and Multi-Sports  (Facebook Group)

Roma Touch Football Club  (Facebook Page)

Roma Turf Club  (Facebook Page)

Rugbytots Roma Qld (Facebook page)

Southern Cross Ute Club (Facebook Page)

U3A (Facebook Page)

Zonta Club of Roma (Facebook Page)


Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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