Montville History Group acknowledges the traditional custodians of this part of the Sunshine Coast, the Jinibara people and the people of the coastal and lowland areas, the Kabi Kabi. We pay our respects to the keepers of their stories and traditions, their elders past, present and emerging.
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.
Contact us by emailing email@example.com
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This Month – June
Read this month’s story about Montville’s First Female Architect Built Home – This is the story of 107 Western Avenue which is one of the homes featured in the upcoming Book 10 Montville Buildings. The book focuses on how Montville’s buildings reflect the beginnings, development and future aspirations of the community over the last one and a half centuries. Montville was first settled through a selection policy and the first generation of buildings were very basic and reflected the extreme hardship experienced in building a farming community out of virgin semi-tropical rainforest. However, as the area prospered, the second generation of buildings reflected this prosperity and new, family homes were built and extended. Subsequent growth has resulted in a wide range of buildings that offer a picture of the evolution of today’s Montville.
Book 9 Part 1 is now available!
Montville Remembers: World War One 1914 – 1919
Montville Remembers tells the stories of 53 young men from Montville who enlisted in World War One and how their community supported and honoured them. It begins with a brief history of this war to provide a context for their service and sacrifice. Then a Roll Call acknowledges each, their connection to Montville and where they served. This reveals that most became seriously ill in the two-month voyage to Europe in overcrowded troop ships, that most endured extreme deprivation, that most were wounded and returned home with serious debility, their health irrevocably damaged by illness, assault and horror. The book also recounts the support the community gave them while they were serving, how it was one of only a few communities at that time to honour them with its own medal and a unique memorial, and how it celebrated their return and helped them recover their health and sense of place in the community.
Books are available for $25 at the Montville Post Office, the Montville monthly market and by emailing us through our contact page.