Angered by the neglect of the district by outsiders, local resident John Ronaldson Logan was a moving force, around 1922, behind the establishment of the Twofold Bay Development League. He became the League’s President and occupied the position until his death in 1937.
Branches of the League were set up in many towns and villages. The League lobbied untiringly for the development of Twofold Bay as a major port; for the opening up of East Gippsland and the Monaro; and for establishment of the Snowy River Hydro-Electric Scheme. It also lobbied for improved road and rail infrastructure, and for the establishment of a paper mill at Twofold Bay.
South Eastern Gate, published by the Twofold Bay Development League in 1926, was a substantial and remarkably informative publication that promoted the district and highlighted the immense wealth of the district. Copies were sent to influential people all around Australia.