Montague: a community lost and found

'There will never be another place like Montague as we knew it. There were never many of us but we stuck like glue.'

Gloria Firman and friends, cooking lesson at the ‘Y’, courtesy Marlene Bailey

Montague: A community lost and found

Explore the themes and stories of the area’s history – flooding, housing, community spirit, employment, industry, wars and sport – through this film narrated by former Montague residents.

The Montague School

In 1889 the new Montague State School no. 2784 opened, providing a primary school education for up to 600 local children. In 1916 the Montague school officially became a special school and a site for the ongoing development of specialised educational programs for students with an intellectual disability.

Montague a virtual guided Tour

Enjoy this virtual guided tour of Montague presented by Urban Historian, Janet Bolitho. 


Exhibition at Carlisle Street Art Space

An exhibition exploring the social history of Montague through photographs,
personal stories and archival material. Installation images below.