Celebrating 165 Years In Australia
2016 marks the 165th anniversary of James Long (pictured above) arriving in Australia from Ireland, aboard the Hydaspes on November 27, 1851 . This website continues to expand with items of historical note, as well as news of current-day family members.
Birthday Honours 2013:
Our son, Sgt James Long, 31, of Townsville was recognised with the Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours.
citation reads: "For meritorious achievement as a Section Commander
and Platoon Sergeant Rehabilitation Platoon, 1st Battalion, the Royal
l TV: Mansfield's Melbourne Ep 338 (Apr 6)
l HISTORY: Henry Smith used James Long's name (Mar. 29)
l TV: Mansfield's Melbourne Ep 425 (Mar. 29)
l TV: Mansfield's Melboure Ep 011 (Mar. 29)
l TV: Mansfield's Melbourne Ep 135 (Mar 26)
l TV: Bruce Skeggs Interview (Mar. 23)
l NEWS: March 20 edition of Melbourne Observer (Mar. 20)
l TV: Mansfields Melbourne Ep 018 (Mar. 19)
Click here to view interesting chapters relating to the heritage of the Long family in Australia, and earlier. This is an ongoing work-in-progress ... be sure to visit this website regularly for new chapters.
l James Long: Firm founded by 'Lolly Long (PDF)
l Allan Long: 'I was the one that stayed' (PDF)
l Jim Long: Military history (Document file)
l Ash Long: Pressing on regardless (PDF)
l Ash Long: Newspapers - Our Motto (PDF)
Published in 2001, in difficult commericial times, Ash Long penned a 304-page book about his career in media. it features 1851 people and 183 photographs. Click here to read Long Shots (PDF).
Published in 2002, this e-book was selected for preservation by the National Film and Sound Archive. It is a 45,000-word history of a Melbourne radio station that commenced in 1931, exclusively as an all-night station. Click here to view the e-book
Other books by Ash Long (yet to be uploaded)
Nothing Without Labor: The Story of James Long and his family in Australia
First published in 1982.
Chronicle Of A Century: 100 Years Of The Yea Chronicle
Published in 1985. Tracing the 100-year history of a Victorian country newspaper.
Bruce and Phil's Nightlines
Published in 1996. Written with Bruce Mansfield and Philip Brady of 3AW's Nightline program.
Scandal-Us. The Class of 74. 30th Anniversary Reunion Souvenir Book.
Published in 2004. 80-page book for Ivanhoe Grammar School's Class of 74.
Written just prior to his death in 1987, Jim Long's recalled his military service in the Australian Army in World War II, particularly in the Middle East. Click here to view (Document file).
TV star Bert Netwon loves the
Melbourne Observer newspaper. Patti Newton told 3AW why (Jan. 7, 2013).
The Melbourne Observer is published by the Long family.
35th Wedding Anniversary This Year
Ash and Fleur Long celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday, February 3, 2013. They were married at St John's Anglican Church, Epping, on February 3, 1978. Click here to watch.
Above: Fleur and Ash pictured 40 years ago, in 1973.
are adding some TV clips from Ash Long's media career and personal life,
Bruce Skeggs speaks with Bruce Mansfield on Mansfield's Melbourne TV program.
The brief was simple: say nothing
but be funny. An attempt at visual gags by the non-actor on national TV.
Here's one for Aussie radio-TV buffs. TV-radio personality, the late Ron Cadee, interviewed by Bruce Mansfield for Mansfield's Melbourne TV program, Channel 31 (Ash Long Media). Circa 1997-98.
Click here for wild (raw) footage. This interview never went to air because of poor audio and vision. Producer Ash Long continued filming despite serious camera malfunctions. And we never did hear Ron Cadee deliver the tag: "It worked on your bum".
At Your Service
Long Family continues to conduct businesses in Australia today. The Local
Media Pty Ltd group publishes the weekly Melbourne
Observer newspaper, first published in 1969.
Office: 30 Glen Gully Road, Eltham, Vic 3095
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