It was in 1851 that Victoria became a colony with its own Parliament. Prior to this Victoria was a part of the New South Wales Colony. In 1849 a lease… Continue Reading»
Allan and Phyllis Ford My father was born in Longwarry and apart from serving in New Guinea during the War he lived all his life in Longwarry. My mother was… Continue Reading»
The history of Longwarry District begins with a rough track to the north of Longwarry for the Gippsland mailman. This led over swamps and through the Great Forest to the… Continue Reading»
We are very keen to find material on the families, the school and community of Longwarry North. Let us know if you have anything that we can use.
The Beginning of the Factory Weekly Times Sat 15 Oct 1921 Page 31 DAIRY JOTTINGS Longwarry dairymen have decided to form a local co-operative company to deal with district supplies… Continue Reading»
With the decision to construct the rail line from Oakleigh to Sale in 1874, came a series of small camps along the line, mainly consisting of sleeper cutters using the… Continue Reading»
1900 to 1933 As we entered a new century the two major players of the first era of timber had gone or were on the way out. Donald Fraser’s Longwarry… Continue Reading»
1880 to 1900 When we think of industry in the Longwarry District it is natural to regard Dairy as the foundations on which we were built. Of course dairying and… Continue Reading»