Monto, a rural town, is 120 km west of Bundaberg and 340 km north-west of Brisbane. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing ridgy plains.

The town was the administrative centre of the former Monto Shire, (see separate entry), and its formation arose from the closer-settlement of the area in the late 1920s.

Further Reading: 

W. Ross Johnston, A new province? The closer settlement of Monto, Brisbane, Boolarong Publications for the Monto Shire Council, 1982

G.F. O'Connor, ed, The central and upper Burnett River district of Queensland: centenary souvenir 1848-1948, Brisbane, W. Smith, 1948

'The Upper Burnett and Callide Valley', Queensland Agricultural Journal, July 1929, p. 45


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