Monto war sto­ries are now avail­able at click of a but­ton

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL -

THE re­cently pre­miered doc­u­men­tary on Monto vet­er­ans is now avail­able for view­ing on­line.

Lo­cal Voices, Liv­ing Sto­ries: Monto Re­mem­bers Its An­zacs can be played on North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil’s web­site.

On north­bur­nett. qld.gov.au, the pub­lic is ad­vised to look un­der the li­brary ser­vices sec­tion to see the doc­u­men­tary.

Mayor Rachel Cham­bers looks for­ward to the wider com­mu­nity hav­ing easy ac­cess to this as­pect of the re­gion’s his­tory.

“The project has raised com­mu­nity aware­ness of some of the re­gion’s out­stand­ing res­i­dents, and is not only a lovely trib­ute to the fea­tured soldiers, but is a unique way to pre­serve our sig­nif­i­cant lo­cal his­to­ries for gen­er­a­tions to come,” she said.

An­other way to view the doc­u­men­tary se­ries is to pick it up in DVD form.

The se­ries of five mini doc­u­men­taries ex­plores lo­cal ser­vice­man’s lives, wartime and post-war ex­pe­ri­ences and con­tri­bu­tion to Monto, as told by their de­scen­dants.

It was funded through the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment’s Queens­land An­zac Cen­te­nary Grants pro­gram.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the doc­u­men­tary, con­tact a lo­cal li­brary or phone 1300 696 272.

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