The Roma War Memorial and Heroes Avenue
The Roma War Memorial and Heroes Avenue consists of 93 Queensland Bottle Trees remembering the men of Roma Queensland that died in WWI.
Locally known as the Tree of Knowledge the first tree was planted in 1918, outside the Post Office, near the corner of McDowell and Wyndham Streets, supposedly in honour of Lieutenant Corporal Norman Saunders who was killed in France in 1916.
The rest of the Heroes Avenue was planted by 1920 extending from the railway station into Wyndham Street and along Bungil Street to the intersection with Hawthorne Street.
Originally each tree bore a brass name plate. Only one survives and it has become part of a cairn outside the Post Office, displaying all 93 names.
In 1938, Colonel Sir Donald Cameron unveiled a cenotaph in the town's Queen's Park the end of the avenue of bottle trees... it too honours the WWI fatalities.
The cenotaph has since had added the names of 39 men who died in WWII.
Behind it stand nine pine trees, said to have been grown from seeds collected at Lone Pine, Gallipoli.
A WWI Honour Board is located in the Roma-Bungil Cultural Centre in Bungil Street.