This web site was created by the volunteer members of the Montville Historical Group. We are currently focusing on the evolution of Montville, Flaxton and Hunchy and will be adding more stories and photographs as time goes by.
If you have photos, stories, family histories or recollections to share about Hinterland districts including Montville, Flaxton, Balmoral and Hunchy we would love to hear from you.
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This Month – May – The Montville Dome turns fifty in August this year and the History Group has been able to include further research about the once wonderful tourist attraction. Read the revised story in The Dome Turns 50.
Last Month April – The Dawn Service at Montville on ANZAC Day was conducted with a quiet dignity and commitment with the Montville and Districts community coming together to remember and honour those who have participated in wars and in peace keeping over the years to ensure our future is one of freedom and peace. The MVA who organises this event in conjunction with the Mapleton Branch of the RSL were delighted to see so many young people participating. Several stories about those from the Montville District who went to war are recorded on this website. Other stories tell of their legacy to the community and in turn, the community’s recognition of them. Have a read of Remembering Montville’s Fallen, Written in Stone, St Mary’s Hall, Celebrating Memories and Community, Flaxton Enlistments and Building the Montville Soldier’s Memorial Hall, now St. Mary’s Hall. This last story offers a taste of the contents of Book 7 Montville Communities: Groups, Clubs, Committees, Organisations and Associations which is the latest book in the series Montville Stories hopefully available for sale in July this year.
2022 is the centenary of the opening of the Flaxton Provisional School. Book 6 in the series, Montville Stories, Silky Oaks and Camphor Laurels tells the engaging story of the old Flaxton school and those fortunate children who can claim it as ‘my school’. This book is available for purchase now.