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Rigger and The Big Rig
Rigger and The Big Rig
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
The Big Rig and Rigger Statue is a monument to the pioneers of Australia's oil and gas industry. 

The Big Rig celebrates the unique history of Australia’s oil and gas industry, collecting together intriguing stories, photos, facts and objects, in a variety of fascinating multi-media exhibits.

The first gas field was discovered within the Roma township in 1900 by the Hospital Hill 1 exploration well: the first natural gas discovery in Australia. This gas was later used to light the street lamps of Roma for 10 days and periodically evaluated for commercial production prior to the 1960s.


Address:Warrego Highway & Riggers Road, Roma, 4455
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.574444
Long: 148.800278
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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