Mount Morgan State High School now on Queensland Heritage Register

The Queensland Heritage Council have announced that the Mount Morgan State High School is the latest addition to the Queensland Heritage Register. The Queensland Heritage Register is a list of places that have cultural heritage significance to the people of Queensland.

Elevated view of Mount Morgan township, ca. 1911. Mt Morgan Technical College is circled. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 37624

Elevated view of Mount Morgan township, ca. 1911. Mt Morgan Technical College is circled. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 37624

Mount Morgan State High School - former Technical College Building. 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 202053

Mount Morgan State High School – former Technical College Building. 1922. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 202053

Mount Morgan Technical College ca. 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg Inside Mount Morgan Technical College.s Board Room, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 17578

Mount Morgan Technical College ca. 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg Inside Mount Morgan Technical College.s Board Room, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 17578

Inside Mount Morgan Technical College.s Board Room, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 43883

Inside Mount Morgan Technical College.s Board Room, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 43883

The building, situated on the corner of Central  and Bedsor Streets, was constructed in 1908, and was opened as the Mount Morgan Technical College. In 1913, the two-storey Science Block and Workshop was added to the site, with an extension added in 1918.

Inside Mount Morgan Technical Colleges laboratory, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 43888

Inside Mount Morgan Technical Colleges laboratory, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 43888

Inside Mount Morgan Technical Colleges Plumbing Department, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 43885

Inside Mount Morgan Technical Colleges Plumbing Department, Mt. Morgan 1909. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Neg 43885

The Mount Morgan State High School was established at the site in 1912 and shared the premises with the Technical College. The school was one of the first six high schools to be opened in Queensland.

A detailed history of the Mount Morgan State High School buildings can be found on the Queensland Heritage Register website.

Myles Sinnamon – Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland