Welcome to Longford
Longford was founded in 1807 when free landholding farmers were moved to Van Diemen’s Land from Norfolk Island. It’s one of the few Tasmanian towns not established by convicts. Two farming estates on the far edge of town, Woolmers Estate and Brickendon, are included on the list of the 11 Unesco World Heritage Australian Convict Sites and should be on your must-see list when visiting this neck o' the woods. Longford is also the birthplace of Man Booker Prize–winning Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan, who won the award in 2014 for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.