No. 1342 - Montello - St Anne's Church and School (1961)

Montello is an inner suburb of Burnie situated on the Montello Hills between the city and Upper Burnie. Montello Hills were named by the Van Diemen's Land Company.

In 1961 the Sisters of Mercy established St Anne's school to cater for the needs of the expanding population suburban Montello. St Anne’s served as both a church and school. Under the leadership of Sister Agnes and Sister Annunciata St Anne’s opened with an enrolment of 61 students. The church and school was built at a cost of £27400 and was opened and blessed by Archbishop Guilford Young on 18 June 1961.

In June 1978 St Anne's moved to the new campus of Stella Maris Primary School located at Park Grove. St Anne’s Church and school building were sold in June 1996.

The photograph used in this article is taken from Google 'street-view'. I have yet to locate photographs of the church and school before its closure in 1978.

Photo: Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Hobart

St Anne's Church and School - Google street-view 2008


Southerwood, W. T Planting a faith in Tasmania : the country parishes. [W. T. Southerwood], [Hobart], 1977.

The Sword, Marist College Burnie, 1965


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