Village Pioneers

History of Logan Village, Yarrabilba & Surrounds – Part Six

2006 – The Logan Village Library

The decision to keep the library open was made at Beaudesert Shire Council’s meeting on 27 March 2006 following a significant increase in membership and loans over the past 12 months. The library was earmarked for closure last year to make way for a mobile library but was given a 12-month reprieve.

2007 – A 60-year tradition came to an end

When Logan Village Community Hall hosted its last dance. However, the sad occasion didn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic dancers, who danced the night away one last time.

2008 – Despite its name, Logan Village was not actually part of Logan City until 2008 when council amalgamation took place. Prior to that, it was part of Beaudesert Shire.

2010 – Gordon Charles Mollenhagen passed away.

Beloved husband of Doreen Mollenhagen. Gordon and Doreen’s marriage produced 14 children. Two predeceased Gordon – Helen, as a baby, and Jeffrey as an adult. The children left to mourn Gordon are Diane, Neil, Andrew, Greg, Mark, Anthony, Gayle, Shirley, Michelle, Suzanne, Jason and
Adrian. Gordon lived his whole life on the family dairy farm, with Ayrshire-Fresian cross cattle, until the last six or so years of his life. He loved his cows, as well as horses. He used to do show jumping and barrel racing, winning many blue ribbons. Country and western music was a favourite of Gordon, and he liked to read the Readers Digest, Queensland Country Life and the papers. After living his whole life on the family dairy farm, Gordon moved to Star Gardens about six or so years ago. It was there that he died in his sleep on 16 April 2010.

2011 – Local identity and long-time resident of Logan Village – Olive Musch passed away – quietly on May 17, 2011.

A large crown attended the funeral at Logan Village Cemetery. Olive, affectionately known as “Ollie” was very well known to everybody in the district. She was a very dedicated worker who lovingly cared for the community and her family. Her husband Merv, who predeceased her, was always by her side and involved in the community. Together, the pair played a big part in the community and received many accolades for their efforts.

2011 – Colin Roy Bobermien passed away peacefully on 15 April 2011, aged 90 years. Loved husband of Laurelle. Colin managed the Sawmill on Bobermien Road for many years after buying it from his Uncle Graham Bobermien.

Bobermien Road Sawmill

2012 – Wendt Family 149th Anniversary. This event was held on the weekend of September 14-16.

The celebration took place on the original farmland taken up by Adolph Wendt, aged 32 years; his wife, Emilie, aged 30 years and their five-year-old daughter Marie. They arrived in Brisbane on the ship La-Rochelle, August 5, 1863. After a short stay in Beenleigh, where they found the mosquitos unbearable, the family moved to Chambers Flat to commence the Wendt
family’s long history of dairy farming on the property known as Pleasant View, which is presently owned by Ivan and Dallas Wendt.

2012 – Logan Village Green Master Plan – Logan Village Green is an important recreational and cultural park located within the heart of Logan Village. The Logan Village Green has some important and unique heritage aspects that require protection, enhancement and in some cases reinstatement to better reflect their history. This Master Plan has been developed to provide a vision to meet the future social, cultural and recreational needs of the Logan Village Community.

2013 – Work on the Logan Village Shopping Centre redevelopment – remains on track to open this year.

2013 – IGA demolished ahead of centre expansion – the Logan Village IGA building is no longer part of the village landscape after being demolished last week. The empty 280 square metre building in the Logan Village Shopping Centre on the corner of Albert Road and North Street housed the Logan Village IGA supermarket for more than 20 years. Woolworths acquired the shopping centre last year despite the IGA’s
owners being locked in a dispute with the retail giant over plans to establish a full-size supermarket in the centre.

2013 – First residents move into Yarrabilba

Construction of Logan Village Supermarket
IGA demolished ahead of shopping centre expansion

Written by Noeleen Bobermien (De Lange) and her 83-year-old father, Graham Bobermien, from extracts of their recently published book: “A Journey through Logan Village”, which is available to purchase direct from the Author or from the Logan Village Museum. Email: