School House, Longford Tasmania, by John Glover, 1790-1868

School House, Longford Tasmania, by John Glover, 1790-1868

Bowthorpe, Longford - Mary Smith nee Bowater, was transported in 1804 to Norfolk Island and later to Norfolk Plains. She married Thomas Smith, a convict in 1811 but he drowned when crossing the South Esk River in 1822. There were no children.

Bowthorpe, Longford - Mary Smith nee Bowater, was transported in 1804 to Norfolk Island and later to Norfolk Plains. She married Thomas Smith, a convict in 1811 but he drowned when crossing the South Esk River in 1822. There were no children.

Mountford, Longford, Tasmania - Mountford was built around 1833 by Lieut George Palmer Ball (1806-1878). George lived a full and adventuress life. He was born in Dublin, Ireland and died in Jacksonville, USA. He built the Perth Methodist Church in 1838 and assisted with the erection of the Salem Chapel at Pateena.

Mountford, Longford, Tasmania - Mountford was built around 1833 by Lieut George Palmer Ball (1806-1878). George lived a full and adventuress life. He was born in Dublin, Ireland and died in Jacksonville, USA. He built the Perth Methodist Church in 1838 and assisted with the erection of the Salem Chapel at Pateena.

Home of Francis and Mary French Bulwer St., Longford, built early 1830s.

Home of Francis and Mary French Bulwer St., Longford, built early 1830s.

St Augustine's Catholic Church, Longford, Tasmania

St Augustine's Catholic Church, Longford, Tasmania

Norley, Longford, Tasmania. Built by by Charles Arthur in 1838.

Norley, Longford, Tasmania. Built by by Charles Arthur in 1838.

Longford Township Centre. Courtesy of Tourism Tasmania, Photo by Dan Fellow

Longford Township Centre. Courtesy of Tourism Tasmania, Photo by Dan Fellow

Norley, Longford, Tasmania. Built by by Charles Arthur in 1838.

Norley, Longford, Tasmania. Built by by Charles Arthur in 1838.

William Styler - General Store - Longford, Tasmania

William Styler - General Store - Longford, Tasmania

Longford was a town built for horse traffic.  Although there were plenty of cars about by the start of the Second World War, petrol was in short supply and horse transport made a comeback.  The war ended in 1945, but many soldiers had to come back from overseas and goods remained scarce. This parade to celebrate the end of the war was two years later.

Longford was a town built for horse traffic. Although there were plenty of cars about by the start of the Second World War, petrol was in short supply and horse transport made a comeback. The war ended in 1945, but many soldiers had to come back from overseas and goods remained scarce. This parade to celebrate the end of the war was two years later.

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