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.
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Last 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.
This Month – March
The History Group is almost ready to take Book 9 to the printers. It will be ready for sale for ANZAC Day this year.
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. The fact that most could go on to lead full and productive lives on their return is a testament to their character and to the community support they received before, during and after the war.