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10-July-2020
10-July-2020

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The plaque commemorates the coming of the railway to Roma in September 1880. 

Opening of the Roma Railway. Brisbane, Saturday.-
About 8,000 person were present at the opening of the Roma extension of the railway yesterday, by the Acting governor. The Oddfellows and Good Templars offered congratulatory addresses.  200 peersons were present at the banquet in the evening. The Governor, in replying to the toast of his health, said he hoped to see a network of railways all over the colony, principally on the land grant system. The Premier urged that the public lands should be put to the best use without delay, and Mr. Grifilth, in returning thanks for the assembly, said the problem was how to get the people here and keep them. The Colonial Secretary said that most refrigerating cars had been ordered from America by the Government. The Minister for Works said, that the spiders were at work spinning the net of railways referred to by the Governor, and they would be completed to a great extent in two years.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW),
20 September 1880.

 

 

Location

Address:41 Station Street, Roma Railway Station, Roma, 4455
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.576108
Long: 148.792279
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Colonial
Actual Event Start Date:17-September-1880

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 13th September, 1980
Front Inscription

                 1880 - 1980

This Plaque Was Unveiled By
The HON. K. B. TOMKINS M.L.A.,
Minister For Transport And Member For Roma
            In The Presence Of
          Mr. P. J. GOLDSTON,
        Commissioner For Railways,
       On 13th September 1980,
To Commemorate The Coming Of The Railways
        To Roma In September 1880.

Source: MA
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