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Saturday, 18 February 2017 15:05



ABRAHAM Cyril Frank

Service Number 7009  49th Battalion

Born : 16th August 1890 –  Plain View, Queensland

Died  : 20th October 1918  41st Hosp Pont Remy France, (28 years 2 months 4 days)

Buried  : Villiers Bret France 

Parents : Jabez and Elizabeth nee Healy.

Enlisted :  19th October 1917 Brisbane

 Embarkation: 3rd March 1918 Ormonde 

Medals : British War Medal 59641

             Victory Medal       58521

      Memorial Scroll and Plaque              354607  

Connection:  Step Father was teacher at the Logan Village School

  ABRAHAM Eric Kingsley     

WW1 Service Number 4355 25th Battalion 5th reinforcements

WW11 Service Number Q202906

Born : 20th April 1898  Hemmant Queensland  

Died : 20th March 2003  Pinjara RSL Brisbane (104 years 11 months.)

Buried : Garden of Remembrance Pinjara

Parents :  Jabez and Elizabeth nee Healy

Wife : Enid Ruth nee Hunter

Enlisted: 26th November 1915 Eumundi

Embarkation : 31st  March 1916 Star of Victoria

Returned to Australia 23rd Jun 1919 Orita

Armistice Day 1918  Serving in France.

Medals :  British War Medal   13543

              Victory  Medal        12348

        Legion of Honour  Year   1998

       Centenary Medal    Year  1998

Connection: Step Father was teacher at the Logan Village School

        ABRAHAM Gilbert Harry

Service Number 401 15th Battalion

Born : 19th October 1886 Oakey  

Died : 8 Oct 1940 Queensland (53 years 11 months 19 days) 

Buried :

Parents  : Jabez and Elizabeth nee Healy

Enlisted: 21 September 1914 Kingaroy

Embarkation:22 Dec 1914 Ceramic

 Returned to Australia: 27 Jul 1917 A64 Demosthenes 

           Medals Star 1914-1915      3420

                      British War Medal   2176

                      Victory Medal         2142

Connection :  Step  Father was teacher at the Logan Village School



WW1 Service Number 3113   47th Battalion

WW11 Service Number Q210158

Born : 26th March 1893 Hemmant  (23 years 4 months 26 days)

Died : 21st Aug 1916 Pozieres Somme Sector, France

Buried : Etaples Military Cemetery France.

Parents : Jabez and Elizabeth nee Healy

Enlisted : 10th August 1915 Brisbane

 Embarkation: 5th October 1915 HMAT Warilda A69

Medals    Star 1914-1915     12093

              British War Medal 20219

              Victory Medal       21295

Memorial Scroll and Plaque  316246

Connection : Step Father was teacher at the Logan Village School

    ABRAHAM Leonard

Service Number 6764 25th Battalion

Born  : 22nd  July 1895 Hemmant  

Died  : 2nd March 1961 Nanango  (65 years 7 months 8 days)

Parents  : Jabez and Elizabeth nee Healy

Enlisted : 21st March 1917  Maryborough

Embarkation : 14 Jun 1917 HMAT Hororata A20

Returned to Australia : 6th May 1919 Kaporta

 Armistice Day 1918 : London Hospital

Medals :    British War Medal       20941

                Victory  Medal            28401                                                                        

Connection : Step Father was teacher at the Logan Village School

Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:44


This booklet celebrates many of the Descendants of the Pioneers of the area,  the children who attended the Logan Village School  and also those who were working in the area by the time World War One had commenced.   

The Area covered by this research was Tambourine (Tamborine) to Jimboomba, to Waterford.  These towns form a triangle which encompasses, Logan Reserve, Stockleigh, Chambers Flat, Buccan and of course Logan Village.  

The first blocks of land were sold in Logan Village for 1 pound per acre on the 1st September 1863.  Some of the first settlers were Mr John Watson, Mr George Hawkins, Mr W Norris, Mr Thomas Matthias, Mr John  Pownall, Mr John Campbell, Mr William Ambrose, J & M Mellor and Mr William Drynan.   

Some of the settlers who followed not long afterwards were  Father Scortechini, Mr Henry Weaber and L Strachan.   

Other families who soon moved into the area include, Hein, Schlort, Kroning, Mollenhagen, Stegeman, Wendt, Bobermien, Schmidt, Musch and Kloss.    

The first school opened in 1870 and was held in the Logan   Village Church.  This was classed as a provisional school until 1900 when the school grew large enough to  became a State

We at the Museum have endeavoured to keep the information as factual and true as possible.  

The Diggers are listed in alphabetical Order.  

Should any one have any further information on any one of these Diggers, or know of any we have missed, we would certainly appreciate your contacting us to include them in our collection.  

Each of these Diggers have a booklet which includes a family tree as best we can at this time, and these are available for viewing at the Museum.     This is as current as research will allow as at the 19th April 2019.  There will be updates as they become available and this information will be accessible at the Museum.  

We do hope that you enjoy reading these many stories, and try to realise how much such an impact had on so many families in the most different ways. 

All photos have been sourced from the RSL Virtual Wall or the families belonging to these ANZACS, Pictorial Honour Roll for Australia.

These Soldiers are all in Alphabetical order.  Their photos if available are placed within their short history.  

Please feel free to contact the Museum if you would like to give or ask about any information.

Thank you 






Friday, 27 January 2017 19:29

Jimboomba Times April 2016

Once again ANZAC Day has come and gone.  But the memories and stories are still there for us to find.

Who has got old photos hidden in a forgotten drawer?

Who would like assistance to sort out who these Soldiers were?

At the Museum we are very proud of our ability to help others in their quest to find and document their Soldier/sailor/airman’s and Nurses stories, because they all matter. 

The documentation that is being made available now is priceless, and can be easily accessed when you know how. 

ANZAC Day this year,  we were able to re release our ANZAC book.  This time there are a few more entries, but it is the photos which have been found and included in this book which give it feeling of how we as a nation became so proud.

One of our Volunteers 86 year old Alan Pettigrew was asked to pen his thoughts on ANZAC and what the word means to him.  This has been included in this posting with permission. 

A       -        Awareness—The first letter of the alphabet—The start of an

awareness that Australia and New Zealand were a force in the World who could,

and would, shape the future and development of World progress into the new


 N      . -      Nationalism—Our nations had ‘Come of Age’ with the confidence of self-determination and a growing Pride in our maturity and ability—not only to be self-supporting—but also to contribute to other nations and be leaders in our  chosen fields of endeavour. 

Z       -        The last letter of the alphabet—In some ways an end of national

infancy —  It is a sad fact that wars are started on the decisions of

politicians  — BUT the price is paid by the young virile men of our

communities —Our memorials contain no names of  politicians but are filled with the names of families who have lived for years with the loss or disability of a loved family member..

 A      -        Back to the beginning of the alphabet—A phoenix that rises out of the ashes with a new hope and a new wisdom of life to better work towards the achievements of our daily lives and our nation.  A national rebirth.

 C      -        Comradeship (or in our daily life simple ‘companionship’) —  the

ability and willingness to put others before ourselves—At the end of each day to leave our community a little better for our having been in it—


          This I feel, is the true Spirit of Anzac—A code to live by—       


Until next time, keep this History of the area alive by contributing what you know.  Bye for now




Friday, 27 January 2017 19:13

Jimboomba Times February 2016

This week I would like to talk about the importance of keeping family history correct and in order, so that future generations will be able to access and add to this information.

When looking at 5 of the first families who settled in the Logan Village area these being the Bishop, Hawkins, Wendt, Storey and Yore, it is interesting to note that of these five families there were 51 children.  Of these 51 children 4 died in infancy and 8 did not marry.  

From the 39 remaining children there were 32 families who married into these Pioneer Families of the District.  These names were Barbour, Beutel, Bloomer,  Buch,  Carter, Davis, Duff, Edmunds, Featherstone, Freney, Gierke, Horgan, Hull,  Irwin, Jenkins, Kingston, Kirby, Laycock, Le grand, Logan, Love, McLennan, Mantell, Minchenton, Muchow, Richards, Smith, Stegemann, Stringfellow, Wilkinson, Williamson and Wright.  It is also interesting when looking at the next generation of children, that some of these surnames come up again, as these descendants find their partners and stay within the area. 

When looking further into the History of the area, you will note some of these families have roads or in 1 case a whole Suburb named in their honour. 

There were families who moved away from the area to gain their own farm land, but we at the Museum have been able to keep a track of where they went to and how they enhanced the area into which they migrated. 

This is where the strength of a growing community gains its pride,  by spreading resources but also keeping in close contact with the general populace. 

There are still many descendants of these families living within the Logan City area, or having moved here only to find that this is where the grass roots of their families are. 


Until next time, if there are questions about the area please come and see us at the Museum, 7 days a week 9.00 – 12.00 and we will certainly try to assist you in your quest for knowledge. 

Friday, 27 January 2017 13:45

Jimboomba Times May 2016

What an interesting Month we have had at the Museum.  There have been numerous buses calling in to see us and what stories these visitors have been telling us.    Twice we have been able to connect people on these buses who were related but did not know each other.  They had only come on the tour because they had a connection to Logan Village and wished to know what we could tell them.  By doing this all of our Volunteers on the day were so pleased. 


These visitors have assisted by putting names to faces on the School photos.  This is great as it helps to cement the story of the School and those who lived in the area.   There was also talk of the School Banner.  In 1909 this Banner won the competition for Queensland as the best Banner for its time.  This badge of honour is still held by the current Logan Village School.


It would be a great asset for the Museum to know the whereabouts of this Banner.  There was talk of it being restored a few years ago, but to date nobody knows anything else.


Also during these visits it has to come to pass that we are now in the possession of a few more wedding photos.  Our Wedding wall and now door, are crammed, but there will be more room available when the new shed is finished.  This is being built by “Your Town” formerly “Boys Town” and the workmanship which is there for all to see is something amazing.  These workers are being shown the old way to handle wood and to get the best effect from it. 


Until next month when we should be able to say that the new building is finished and we are striving to organise the layout appropriately. 




Friday, 27 January 2017 19:15

Jimboomba Times March 2016

The beginnings of International Womens Day was in 1908, when it was thought through, as a reason to start to celebrate women throughout the world.  This thought then culminated in a march through New York city which was supported by 15,000 women,  demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.  In many respects the world thinking has not changed, but it is improving.  From the beginning of this day of celebration, and still even though this has been a continuous campaign for over 100 years.  As  stated  on the Official Web site for this day, that in 2014 it was thought that parity would not be possible world wide by 2095, but we are now in 2016 and the gap has increased to 2145

Australia has come a long way and I am sure that in many areas of helping achieve  this parity we are improving.  Within the History of Australia, I and many others have found it very interesting on how as a fledgling nation, we had our own disparity. 

In 1923 there was a wonderful book called “Queensland its People and Industries” written by Mr Mathew Fox,  There are 5 volumes, over 2,000 pages, to this book.  Nowhere is there a name of a Wife, Mother or Daughter mentioned.  Such a wonderful testament to the workings of Queensland for the time, but there is only 1 girl riding a horse, who is unnamed, but the horse has its full pedigree listed.

At the Museum, we are in our own little way, assisting in this celebration of womanhood,  by doing the genealogy and the history of this area.  Where possible we are researching the Mothers, Daughters and Sisters and giving them the recognition they deserve for the work they did to establish this wonderful town we call Logan Village. 

Yes the land was cleared by all members of the household, and the chores were also shared, but when the Fathers, Husbands and sons went to War it was the Mothers and Daughters who stayed behind and kept the farms going.


We should all remember what International Women's Day is all about.  It is the celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action to advance the roll of Women in our Society - whatever that looks like globally or at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for over a century - and is growing annually from strength to strength.

Friday, 27 January 2017 23:00

Jimboomba Times January 2016

The Logan Village Museum is the main channel for collecting local History for the triangle from Tamborine, Jimboomba and Waterford.  As many of the pioneer families are integrated with these areas, it is important to not just study Logan Village.    We do digress from this area, especially when the Pioneer descendants have moved to other areas, we still like to document where they moved to, as in some cases these descendants have moved back to the lands of their forbearers.. 

At present all information is documented either in scrap books, or computerised.  Over the Christmas break we have been concentrating on Wedding Photos for the Pioneer Families their descendants and in-laws. Many of our Pioneer families have intermarried therefore strengthening the History of the area.  

Since the 150 year celebrations of Logan Village, the importance of this information for the general public has been proven, by the number of visitors who come just to find what information we have.  We have also been able to put family members in contact with each other through the proper documentation of the information.

The Volunteers at the Museum all have their own special feeling to bring to this project. We are now expanding into another new building in the next few months, therefore there will certainly be room for other volunteers to join us. 

There is no skill required other than the wish to join a wonderful team and share the passion of keeping history alive for others to enjoy. 

All items donated or loaned to the Museum are now catalogued.  Last year over 1060 items were donated, and to date this year we have already had a further 64 items donated.  These items include photographs, books and also items which are no longer in use within the general public.  Every item will be on display for all to enjoy and reminisce.  This is what a Museum should be, for any visitor to enjoy and bring back memories of past times.

Until next time, please think about what it is that you are throwing out, and maybe it could be placed in the Museum for others to reminisce.


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