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The Big Bolt and Nut in Roma

The big bolt and nut is a giant red coloured bolt and nut
The Big Bolt and Nut. Source: Kaylene Wright.

The Big Bolt and Nut

The Big Bolt and Nut is a roadside attraction located along Raglan Street in Roma, Maranoa region, South West of Queensland. 

Some Big Things are often owned by companies to attract visitors and customers. In this case, the Big Bolt and Nut advertises Banks Bolts and Fasteners in Roma, Queensland. 

This Big Thing of Australia also doubles as a roadside attraction situated along Raglan Street in the town. 

Lying on the road verge, the Big Bolt and Nut was initially painted gold. Later on, it was refurbished, repainted, and elevated from the ground using two metallic supports cemented to the ground. As a result, it’s now more conspicuous and attractive than ever before. 

More About Roma

Roma is a town and administrative centre in the Maranoa region, South West of Queensland, located at the junction of the Warrego and Carnarvon highways. The town is best known for wheat growing and pastoral culture. 

The town was incorporated in 1867 and named after Lady Diamantina Bowen (née di Roma), the wife of the Governor of Queensland at the time, Sir George Bowen.

Another Big Thing in Roma 

Roma is also home to the 30-metre-high Big Rig, another famous iconic structure that tells the story of the Australian oil and gas industry and even more about the town.

Other famous business-owned Big Things of Australia include:

  • The Big Avocado in Duranbah, New South Wales. 
  • The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, believed to be the first Big Thing of Australia. 
  • The Big Barrel in Bundaberg, Queensland

The Big Rum Bottle in Bundaberg, Queensland

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