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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Long Family

Long family’s 169-year history in Australia

2020 will mark the 169th anniversary of James Long (pictured) arriving in Australia from Ireland, aboard the Hydaspes on November 27, 1851 . This website, still in its early stages, continues to expand with items of historical note, as well as news of current-day family members. Latest addition to the website is Nothing Without Labour, first published

James Long – Family Tree

CLICK HERE for James Long – Family Tree. 60-page PDF document James Long – Family Tree Prior to his untimely death in 1995, my uncle Alan C. Long compiled a family tree that detailed the generations that followed James Long, born in Ireland in 1830, and who settled in Australia in 1851. Where possible, this project lists

James Long – Family Tree Index

James Long – Family Tree Prior to his untimely death in 1995, my uncle Alan C. Long compiled a family tree that detailed the generations that followed James Long, born in Ireland in 1830, and who settled in Australia in 1851. Where possible, this project lists dates of birth, marriage(s) and death, of each person.

2013: Queen’s Birthday Honours for James Long

Sgt James Long, 31, of Townsville was recognised with the Conspicuous Service Medal in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours. The citation reads: “For meritorious achievement as a Section Commander and Platoon Sergeant Rehabilitation Platoon, 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.” More citation details: “Sergeant Long is an exceptional non-commissioned officer whose leadership and professionalism in managing

The story behind our company motto

The Long family adopted a publishing motto after it took over The Yea Chronicle  business on Monday, April 2, 1984. “For the cause that lacks assistance, ‘Gainst the wrongs that need resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that we can do” The motto has appeared weekly in the Melbourne Observer newspaper, since the Long Family commenced ownership

Ash and Fleur Long to celebrate 40th anniversary

Ash Long and Fleur Tunzi were married at St John’s Church of England, Epping, on Friday, February 3, 1978. It was Fleur’s 21st birthday. Click on a short video of the wedding day:

Read about Jim Long’s War Years

Just prior to his untimely death in August 1987, Jim Long penned his memoirs of his overseas War service in the Middle East in World War II. The 33,700-word story sees an Australian working-class shoe store worker from Bendigo, volunteer for overseas military service. We hope to add photos to this work. CLICK HERE: http://long.com.au/wordpress/?page_id=302

Nothing Without Labour: Chapter 6

James Long’s Ballarat factory became known first as the ‘Victoria’, but later as the Sunshine Biscuit Co., when his son Thomas turned it into a public company. Other interests bought out William’s share, and the factory was operated for a time by Arnott Spilliers. It was rebuilt in the 1920s following a fire which gutted

Nothing Without Labour: Chapter 5

A 1904 publication commented on “J. Long & Company Proprietary Limited, Factory, Ballarat East”. “The manufacture of confectionery has been brought to a fine art, and there are few establishments of the kind in the Commonwealth where a wider variety and greater excellence of candied lollies and dainty biscuits come into being than that of

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