Logan’s Crossing takes its name from John and Elizabeth
Logan who arrived in the district in 1860. They selected a
hundred and twenty acres (48 hectares) just outside the village
of Camden Haven and a further forty acres (16 hectares) in
the village where they built a house on the banks of the river.
At the village house, Elizabeth Logan offered overnight accommodation
to travellers, serving breakfast and an evening meal with
a glass of wine. When the first post office was opened in
1875, John Logan was appointed Postmaster, with Elizabeth
and their daughter Jane as assistants. Jane Logan was also
the first teacher, appointed in 1874 at the age of 19, at
the newly established Camden Haven (later Kendall) School.
It is said that it was Jane Logan who suggested that the name
of the village be changed to Kendall in honour of Henry Kendall.
Her suggestion was unanimously supported at a public meeting
in 1890 and subsequently endorsed by the Post Master General’s