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Logan’s rich history revealed in new brochure

Published: 20 March 2017

Logan’s rich history revealed in new brochure
Photographer Marty Pouwelse with Logan City Councillors Trevina Schwarz and Steve Swenson (from left to right) at the launch of the second public art and heritage trail for Logan.

A brochure capturing the history of some of the key public art and heritage sites in the City of Logan was officially launched today.

The public art and heritage trail Greenbank to Veresdale is the second in a series of five brochures planned by Logan City Council.

Dorrington House, a late 19th century homestead originally located on Queen St, Jimboomba before it moved to its current location on Johanna St in 2006, was chosen as the venue to launch the latest trail.

Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said the new brochure followed the Mt Lindesay Highway from Greenbank to Veresdale and focused on more than 20 sites unique to the city.

“We want to encourage people to create their own highlights tour by gathering some friends, packing the car and setting off to explore,” he said.

“Some people will want to see a few, some will want to see them all.”

Cr Swenson said an incredible wealth of history was incorporated in the new brochure.

“This trail features schools, sculptures, historical sites and buildings, parks, rail lines and even a Hindu temple.”

An eye-catching site featured in the new brochure is the sculptural installation Gallipoli mirage at Hillcrest.
Best seen from the Greenbank RSL carpark, the mirage created by Jacques van der Merwe commemorates 100 years since Australia and New Zealand troops first landed on the beach at ANZAC Cove in April 1915.

Photographs on the trail were taken by local photographer Marty Pouwelse who was also responsible for the imagery in the first brochure in the series.

The striking heritage-listed Memorial Church of St John the Evangelist at Mundoolun appears on the guide’s cover.

The Mundoolun area was settled by the Collins family in the 1840s, with the church constructed later in 1901 as a memorial to John and Anne Collins by their children.

The brochure is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Today’s launch also involved the unveiling of an interactive map featuring the two published trails which can be accessed at www.logan.qld.gov.au/heritage

Copies of the new brochure are also available at Council’s Customer Service Centres and libraries.