Countess Diamantina ROMA, ,daughter of Conte Giorgio-Candiano Roma

Female 1833 - 1893  (60 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Diamantina ROMA 
    Prefix Countess 
    Suffix ,daughter of Conte Giorgio-Candiano Roma 
    Born 1833  Zante, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Nov 1893  Cadogan Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried The family grave at Kensall Green, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Diamantina was very popular in Queensland and many places were named after her

      The town of Roma, Queensland.
      Roma Street, Brisbane.
      Diamantina River, Queensland.
      Diamantina Shire Council , a Local Government Area in Queensland.
      Diamantina Island near Gladstone, Queensland.
      The iron paddle-wheeler Diamantina built for the A.S.N. company.
      Diamantina Orphanage , established in 1883 in Brisbane.
      Diamantina Hospital for Chronic Diseases , which was established in 1901 on the site of the Diamantina Orphanage and was later replaced by the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
      The Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology and Metabolic Medicine , an Institute of the University of Queensland , based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital , Brisbane.
      Diamantina Healthcare Museum , established 2004 in the only remaining building of the Diamantina Hospital.
      Lady Bowen Lying-In Hospital , Brisbane's first maternity hospital, the fore-runner of the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
      Lady Bowen Falls , at Milford Sound in Fiordland, New Zealand.

      A statue of Lady Bowen was commissioned for the Greek Community Centre in South Brisbane in 1989.
      When Old Government House was re-opened after restoration by Queensland University of Technology , the statue was relocated to the southern lawn of Old Government House (the southern side of the house being the "female" side).

      Unfortunately the impressions of Queensland by Lady Bowen are not available, as hundreds of her letters to family and friends in Zante are now lost. They were preserved for 80 years in the Roma family villa, but were destroyed in the earthquakes in Ionian Islands in 1953
    Person ID I9876  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2014 

    Family Sir George Ferguson BOWEN, ,,G.C.M.G.1st Governor of Queensland.,   b. 2 Nov 1821, County Donegal, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1899, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1856  the chapel of the Palace of St Michael and St George in Corfu in the Ionian Islands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George and Diamantina's first child ,a son , who died at just twelve days old, was born in the Ionian Islands
    Children 
     1. Adelaide Diamantina(Nina) BOWEN,   b. 17 Aug 1858, Corfu, The Ionian Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, St George Hanover Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Zoe Caroline BOWEN,   b. 28 Aug 1860, Adelaide House (the temporary Government House), Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 77 years)
     3. Agnes Herbert BOWEN,   b. 26 Jul 1862, Old Government House, Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George William Howard BOWEN,   b. 9 Apr 1864, Old Government House, Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alfreda Ernestina Albertina BOWEN,   b. 10 Apr 1869, Government House, Aukland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1939, Cadogan Square, Chelsea, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F3824  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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