Monsildale, Queensland

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Monsildale is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°46′23″S 152°18′33″E / 26.77306°S 152.30917°E / -26.77306; 152.30917Coordinates: 26°46′23″S 152°18′33″E / 26.77306°S 152.30917°E / -26.77306; 152.30917
  • 62 km (39 mi) N of Esk
  • 108 km (67 mi) NW of Brisbane
LGA(s)Somerset Region
State electorate(s)Nanango
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Monsildale:
Kingaham Kingaham Kingaham
Avoca Vale Monsildale Jimna
Linville Moore Sheep Station Creek

Monsildale is a rural locality in Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia.[1]


The name Monsildale comes from the name of pastoral run used by David Cannon McConnel (1818-1885), which was named after the Derbyshire valley which contained Cressbrook, his home town.[1]

Monsildale Provisional School opened on 2 June 1913. In 1923, the school was relocated and renamed Foxlowe Provisional School (later Jimna Provisional School and Jimna State School). In about 1941, a separate Monsildale State School was opened but closed about 1961.[2][3]

Heritage listings[edit]

Monsildale has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b "Monsildale (entry 47623)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Monsildale Homestead (entry 602704)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.