Charles Gilbert (2nd) LONG

"Woonoona"

Charles Gilbert (2nd) LONG

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portions -

Acres - 1237

BIRTH

Charles Gilbert (2nd) LONG was born in October, 1831, in Guernsey, Channel Islands, England his parents were Mr Charles (1st) LONG & Mary GILBERT.

DEATH

Charles Gilbert (2nd) died on the 1st April, 1919, in Tumut, NSW, aged 87 years - (Ref NSW BDM 6421/1919). His burial took place in the Tumut Cemetery, NSW. Church of England section 2.

Charles Gilbert (2nd) LONG first arrived in Tumut in 1858.

MARRIAGE

On the 16th February, 1859, Mr Charles Gilbert (2nd) LONG, married Miss Sarah Adams YERBURY in Tumut, NSW - (Ref NSW BDM 3020/1859).
She was who was born in 1833 in Frome, Somerset, England.

IMMIGRATION AND WORK

About 1844 he left home and went to sea.

1850 he arrived in Melbourne.

Gold era. Apparently in about 1860 he then went to join the Kiandra gold rush, and did very well. So well in fact he was able to return and purchase and and build a home in the Lacmalac area.

1863 - brought 620 acres in Lacmalac

plus another 509 cares in Lacmalac

Then brought about 700 acres from Mr John McDonals in Bondo

He brought another 700 acres from the Crowe Bros

West Blowering land

Record Entry - LONG, Charles - farmer - Lacmalac - (Ref- Greville 1872).

CHILDREN - BIRTHS - DEATHS - MARRIAGES with Charles G (2nd) and Sarah as parents

1. 1859 Sarah LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM 13078/1859) - About 7 years later in the year 1866 she died in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 6806/1866).

2. 1861 Charles (3rd) LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM 13468/1861). MARRIAGE - In 1887 he married Miss Sarah L BEST, in MURRUMBURRAH - (Ref- NSW BDM 7594/1887).

3. 1864 Mary LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM 15401/1864). In 1888 Mary LONG married Mr Francis J ANDERSON in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM 7415/1888/1888).

4. 1866 William LONG, was born in Tumut (Ref NSW BDM 15518) In 1918 he married his neighbour Miss Beatrice Ellen DENNING in Tumut - Ref NSW BDM No.8305.- Beatrice Ellen Denning's parents were Phillip & Ellen Denning, she was born in Tumut, NSW in 1879 - (Ref- NSW BDM No.24369/1879). He died in Manly, Sydney. - (Ref- NSW BDM 17530/1952).

5. 1869 Emily LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref NSW BDM 18676). In 1895 she married Mr William WINCH in SYDNEY. - (Ref- 5934/1895). Two children - 31948/1896 WINCH, EMILY J born in in WEST MAITLAND and 13342/1899 WINCH, JACK was born in WEST MAITLAND.

6. 1871 Annie LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref NSW BDM 18347) In 1898 she married Mr Samuel SMILES in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 4256/1898).

7. 1875 Edward LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref NSW BDM 20500). In 19-2 he married Miss Beatrice STUCKEY in ORANGE, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 7343/1902).

8. 1880 Walter LONG, was born in Tumut - (Ref NSW BDM 25426) - In 1936 he died in Randwick, Sydney. - (Ref- NSW BDM 23254/1936). - Names of the Selected Men. The following is the list of men who have been attested for service with the Bushmen's Contingent in South Africa. Where the address was available it is mentioned, but if one is not given the words "not stated" are substituted: - Walter Long, Tumut; - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 17 February 1900 Next issue Page 14). - BIRTHS. On the 18th instant, at her residence, 411, Brickfleld-hill, Mrs. Walter Long, of a son. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Friday 20 May 1859 Page 1).

OTHERS

37444/1895 LONG, WALTER H parents JOHN R & EVANGELINE in TUMUT

MARRAGES

7415/1888 LONG JOHN to ANDERSON FRANCES J in TUMUT

5379/1917 LONG HARRY to LOO LOY RUBY V in TUMUT

19770/1928 LONG LESLIE B married BEEGLING DOROTHY C J in TUMUT

The following records show deaths in the Tumut with the surname of LONG from 1788 to 1955.

16179/1902 LONG SARAH parents WILLIAM & SARAH in TUMUT

7089/1873 SHE LONG - YEN HIN UNKNOWN in TUMUT

17466/1970 LONG JULIA DOROTHY parents DAVID CHARLES & PATRICIA in TUMUT

- Property leased by:-

Percy Murray & Clem Hampstead - brother in laws

Merve & Joan Alchin, about 1956,

Further to the story.

Records show that on the 21st March, 1952, approximately 15 acres was resumed by the Water Commission & Irrigation Commission (W.C. & I.C.) for the establishment of offices, stores, workshop and housing in readiness for the dams construction.

In about 1964 Mr Tom Thompson, the Blowering Administration Officer of the S.M.A. Blowering Camp form a cricket team of Blowering S.M.A. employees and entered the team in the local Tumut District Cricket Competition. A practice concrete wicket was layed behind the Blowering Camp site and a playing pitch was established in a paddock behind Merve and Joan Alchin's house.(I don't think that the record books will show the team as being a threat to the competition leaders!!!!) The practice one is still there today, I do not know about the other one.

PROPERTY PURCHASE

1907 - NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Mr. W. J. Walker, auctioneer, Tumut, has sold privately the property of Mr. J. 0. M'Donald at Bondo, comprising an aroa of 848, freehold, C.P. and C.L. land, the purchaser being Mr. C. G. Long, of Lacmalac. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 17 April 1907 Page 9).

newspaper Obituary.

Charles Gilbert Long was born in the Island of Guernsey on Oct 1831. At age 13 he was an apprenticed as a sailor, and was with trading vessels till he arrived in Melbourne in 1850. Then he went gold hunting, put in an appearance at many of the big rushes in Victoria and NSW and met with varing successes. On Adelong, he owned a crushing plant in the early days, and selling out, came to Lamalac in the year 1863. He selected 620 acres of land in the vicinity of his homestead, and purchased 509 acres more making 1139 acres.

About 70 acres of this he devoted to agriculture, the balance to pastoral pursuits. Subsequently he purchased Mr John McDonald's homestead of 700 acres at Bondo, and from Messrs Crowe Bros 700 acres of freehold land and an occupation licence of 6000 acres.

This country he stocked and his sons managed it. He was the last of Lacmalac's original eight settlers.

He married, in Adelong in about 1862, Miss Sarah Yarbury, the results of the union being 4 sons, Gilbert, William, Walter (World War 1) and Edward and 3 daughters, Mrs F Anderson, Mrs E Winch, and Mrs Sam Smiles. A letter from his soldier son Walter was recieved only recently, the first for many years. Mrs Long predeceased him about 20 years ago.

The deceased was an ardent Liberal in politics and a staunch supporter always of his party. As a citizen, he was a faithful friend and advisor, but was always ready to denouce what he deemed a wrong. He possessed a wonderful vitality and was seldom ill.

His death regretted by his sorrowing family and a host of friends and neighbours. His remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the new cemetry. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest condolence in this their said visitation.

SLANDER ACTION. - SHOT IN FOR CONSPIRACY. - SETTTLED IN COURT. - SYDNEY, Tueaday.

In the Supreme Court William Kell, a grazier, brought an action against Charles Gilbert Long, another grazier claiming úS00 damages for alleged slander. Both parties hailed from the Tumut district. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant falsely and maliciously spoke and published of him. "You," meaning plaintiff, "know. you very nearly shot in for conspiracy once and you will be yet. You held a conspiracy meeting you and your conspiracy push."

Before entering upon any evidence a settlement was effected, defendant, who is an old man, expressing regret at having reflected upon plaintiff's character. - (Ref- Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Wednesday 18 June 1913 Page 5).

Lease and property resumed by the NSW State Government - 1966

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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