Heritage, Arts & Culture
With people from more than 217 ethnicities calling Logan home, our city is one of the most diverse communities in Australia. You can learn more about these cultures through a range of experiences, including a visit to the Global Village Markets in Woodridge on a Sunday or by touring the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple in Underwood.
Discover our city’s long and fascinating history at our historical villages and museums, where you learn about our original Indigenous inhabitants through to colonial settlement and later farming communities.
SELF-GUIDED ART AND HERITAGE TRAILS
Logan also have self-guided Public Art and Heritage Trails you can follow.
LOGAN RIVER TINNIE TRAIL
If you’re interested in local European settlement history and have your own boat, you can follow the Logan River Tinnie Trail. It’s a self-guided heritage trail offering insight into the Logan River’s fascinating history, using interpretive signs.
Beenleigh war memorial
Local war memorials hold a wealth of information that the National War Memorial’s records cannot readily show: the impact WWI had on a community through enlistment, and death. Beenleigh’s war memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant Governor William Lennon on 21 November 1925. Its original location was at the road junction in the town centre. This white sculpted slab, topped by the Australian Infantry Forces’ ‘Rising Sun’ Badge provides a roll call, but look closely: it’s not alphabetical. The slab, surrounded by a trough of water, bears the names of 61 soldiers, 10 are listed as killed (‘K’ stands beside their names); two died in service (‘D’ denotes their fate). Nationally, Australia lost 60,000 from a population of about 4,000,000. Buried where they fell (by decree of the British), Australia’s outpouring of grief was demonstrated through a wave of memorials like this one. A wall behind the slab carried plaques representing all the services and subsequent conflicts: WWII, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam. The memorial was relocated to its present site in 1995.
James Street, Beenleigh QLD 4207