Mount Morgan State High School
Location: 4 Central Street (2 mins after Suspension Bridge).
Background: This beautiful brick building was built in 1908, originally serving the purpose as a technical college. The college attracted many students associated with mining and in particular, Mount Morgan Gold Mining Co. By the year 1912, the college became a state high school - the first of its kind in the state of Queensland (by one day). The High School still operates today, and marked it's centenary in February 2012, with grand celebrations on May 2012, during the annual Golden Mount Festival. Check out the spectacular mural on the High School Wall, painted by local students in 2017.
Quick fact: During the year 1919, this building was used as a temporary isolation hospital when the Spanish Influenza Epidemic hit the town. The town hospital was inundated, seeing the school serve as a hospital for six weeks, caring for 55 patients.