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The time capsule commemorates the 80th anniversary of Montrose Access.

In 1932, the world was in the grip of a Polio epidemic, and Brisbane Rotary arranged a public meeting to discuss the best way of assisting children affected.  In April 1933, the Queensland Society for Crippled Children was established, and on 3 December 1933, “Montrose” the beautiful Queenslander house in Swann Road, Taringa was donated by Mr George Marchant and opened for the treatment of polio sufferers.

In 1937 George Marchant donated the Corinda site with accommodation for 90 children.  In 1959, advances in medical treatment reduced the impact of Polio, and Montrose focused on children with muscular disabilities, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other debilitating conditions.



Address:Consort Street, Montrose Park, Corinda, 4075
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.543092
Long: 152.976653
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st December, 2013
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Montrose Access

80 years of inspiring Quality Lives

Time capsule commemorating the 80th Anniversary of Montrose access

Dedicated December 1, 2013
To be opened December 2093

Source: MA
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