Logan Reserve Lodge was operated by the De La Salle Brothers (in conjunction with BoysTown). It was a residental care facility that housed six girls aged 12 to 16 years. It opened in 1989, was funded from June 1991 and closed 3 December 2001.
The 1999 publication, A Piece of the Story, a National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations Caring for Children Separated from Families, described the establishment of Logan Reserve Lodge as follows:
At the instigation of the then Director of BoysTown, Beaudesert, and with the approval of the Provincial of the De La Salle Brothers, a ... restricted accommodation facility for girls was established.
A Piece of the Story stated that a register of all girls, including basic personal details, had been maintained by the facility. Most recent records are more extensive and include copies of education certificates and other information.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'A Piece of the Story': National Directory of Records of Catholic Organisations Caring for Children Separated from Families, Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission & Australian Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes, 1999, https://cssa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/A-Piece-of-the-Story.pdf. p.77.; Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. p.61..
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 15 June 2011, Last modified: 18 June 2014