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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Archives for January 2019

Fined for riding bike on footpath

My paternal grandfather Allan Leslie Long was born at Maryborough on January 24, 1893. His parents were Arthur Henry Long and Sarah Anne Long (nee Hill). Allan was largely in the care of his grandfather James Long at ‘Longwood’, Glen Park, Ballarat. When James returned to Portland in 1904, Allan, then 11, moved there. James

Mystery regarding heritage

My paternal grandmother was Althea Clara Long (nee Clay). She was fifth of the 11 children of Charles and Ellen Norah Clay (nee Martyn), of Gorae, near Portland, in south-western Victoria. Ellen had been born at Cape Bridgewater, near Portland, in 1864. It is confidently believed that at least three of the 11 children –