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Roma, Queensland

Date: 1900-1920
Overall: 105 x 152 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Robert D McKilliam
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: ANMS0227[077]

User Terms

    A street view of the early days of the town of Roma in Queensland. The view shows a wide cleared area with wooden houses running along the right hand side a solitary tree on the left.
    SignificanceThis image is a part of the Captain Robert McKilliam collection. Captain McKilliam worked for the Aberdeen White Star Line for 32 years and sailed aboard such famous clipper ships as SALAMIS and THERMOPYLAE. He moved to Sydney in 1913 where he served as Assistant Wharf Master on Darling Island.
    HistoryRoma was named in 1867 after Lady Diamantina Bowen (Contessa Diamantina di Roma) who was the wife of the first Governor of Queensland, George Bowen in 1867. It was the site of Australia's first oil and gas discoveries and its association with one of the greatest cattle rustling trials in Australia, that of Henry 'Harry' Readford in 1873.

    Additional Titles

    Collection title: Roma, Queensland

    Assigned title: View of country town with foreground flat gravel cleared area with single tree at centre left with gaslight on white post slightly to right, further right a row of single storey houses

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