• Montville Store

    The Montville Store

  • Memorial Trees and Hall

    Memorial Trees and Hall, 1930s

  • Waggon at Landershute

    Bullock Waggon, Landershute

  • Alf Smith’s Home Montville 1918

    Alf Smith outside his home,1919

  • Fruit Display  Brisbane RNA Show 1927

    Display of Montville Fruit Produce 1927 RNA Show

Welcome

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 research@montvillehistory.org.au

You can use the search field below to search the whole of site or simply access via the navigation bar at the top.  Enjoy!

Last Month – A brief story with photos of Australia Day 2023 and Montville Citizen Awards

This Month  – February

It is with great sorrow that the Montville Community farewells its much loved Dr Michael Simpson who passed away at his family home ‘Shambles’ on Western Avenue late on the evening of Australia Day – the day that always meant so much to him as he rollicked with the community over the last twenty-five years playing and singing Australian folk songs with his bush band. The Community came together at the Village Hall on Friday 3rd Feb at 4.00 pm for a Memorial Service follow by tea, coffee and light refreshments. The hall was overflowing onto the deck and grounds with almost 250 people. It was an uplifting celebration of Michael’s life. Doug Patterson of the MHG has written a Vale – see below.

Montville Post Office 1897 – 2022 is Book 8 in the Montville Stories series and adds the last 25 years to the centenary history booklet to celebrate 125 years of a mail service at Montville. It is available for $20.00. Thank you to the many locals who contributed stories and photos to update our story of the post office. A quick overview is offered in our website story Montville Post Office.

Montville Remembers

Gordon Plowman has researched those who enlisted from Montville, Flaxton and Hunchy in World War 1 in order for the History Group to publish Book 9 Montville Remembers for ANZAC Day next year. 

Cate Patterson has contributed to Gordon’s research with additions on how those enlisted were linked to Montville.