Logan Reserve Irish Catholic Cemetery

Address: 296A Logan Reserve Road, (narrow paddock adjacent to marked 298), Logan City
Opened: approx. 1865
# graves: 2 (remaining)

Logan Reserve Irish Catholic Cemetery and church site. 296A Logan Reserve Road

Irish immigrants settled in the areas of Waterford West and Logan Reserve. The first Catholic Church was located in Logan Reserve on the property of John Gavan. This bark structure was built in 1865 and also doubled as a school. It was relocated a number of times, ultimately to a site in Waterford West near the Morning Star Hotel on the corner of Loganlea Road. While a simple timber chapel was located here from around 1874, Archbishop Dunne formally dedicated a more substantial renovated structure in December 1892. The Leo Family who owned the hotel at that time donated the land to the Church. A cemetery evolved beside the church and remained on site until 1993.

Logan Reserve Irish Catholic Cemetery is located in part of the original Logan Agricultural Reserve on land selected by John Gavan in September 1862. Bishop Quinn founded the Queensland Immigration Society in 1862, which encouraged Irish people to escape the ravages of the famine by coming to Queensland.
Mary Anne and John Gavan and their seven children were amongst these Irish settlers. John Gavan took land in the Logan Agricultural Reserve in August 1863. In April 1865 a one acre allotment was excised and transferred to Bishop James Quinn in April 1865. This was the site of the first Catholic Church in the Logan District. The building was a simple bark hut and was also used as a school.
The only headstone on the Logan Reserve site indicates four burials from the Moloney family, although they are not all buried there. The Catholic Church relocated to Waterford in the early 1870's and most of the Waterford Catholics are buried there. It was located at 954-956 Kingston- Beenleigh Road, west of the Club Hotel.
Nevertheless there are many buried on the Logan Reserve site including the original owner of the land John Gavan, his wife Mary Anne and daughter Lucy. Confirmed burials on this site include John (senior) and Mary Moloney, John Rafter junior and senior, Catherine Cusack and Arthur OKeefe.
The church sold the 954-956 Kingston-Beenleigh Road church and cemetery site in 1983, after relocating the four graves which had headstones to Gleneagle near Beaudesert.
extracted from Logan City Council link below

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Logan Reserve Irish Catholic Cemetery history and burial register.
Logan - final resting places.
A Brief History of Logan

Photographed: 12 Feb 2006

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Latitude -27.70796727719653, Longitude 153.1185425634248
Latitude -27° 42’ 29", Longitude 153° 7’ 7"

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