Proud tribute to Uncle Reg Knox
The memory of beloved artist and writer Uncle Reg Knox is set to be celebrated forever at Berrinba Wetlands.
Reginald Roy Knox was a City of Logan resident for more than 40 years until his death last year at age 86.
His accolades include a national Aboriginal Elder of the Year award, a commendation from the Queen, a Queensland Day honour, Logan Citizen of the Year and inclusion on
Council’s Wall of Acclaim.
Uncle Reg left behind a legacy of work including paintings, murals, sculptures and drawings that promote reconciliation and unity. One of his paintings hangs in the Vatican.
He proudly contributed to his community and was committed to working with young people, particularly those at risk or from disadvantaged backgrounds
“I could not be more proud of my late father’s contributions to Logan nor could I be more humbled by this wonderful idea”— Missy Knox
With his wife Beverley, he also co-authored and illustrated the popular children’s book, Wajin: The Guardian of Scrubby Creek.
Council is now seeking community feedback for the Berrinba Wetlands Interpretive Centre to be re-named after Uncle Reg.
Deputy Mayor Jon Raven says renaming the centre after Uncle Reg is a fitting honour for one of the city’s finest citizens.
“Uncle Reg loved the natural environment in Logan and there is no better place to enjoy that than at Berrinba Wetlands,” Councillor Raven says.
“This is an ideal facility to honour with his name and hopefully we can eventually showcase some of his work at the centre along with the art of our local First Nations community.”
Uncle Reg’s daughter, Missy, says the family is determined to ensure her father’s memory lives on and is extremely appreciative of Council’s renaming proposal.
“I could not be more proud of my late father’s contributions to Logan nor could I be more humbled by this wonderful idea,” Missy says.
Residents can now provide feedback on the proposal to rename the Berrinba Wetlands Interpretive Centre online via Have Your Say Logan.