The Glover Prize


The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) is an acquisitive award for a landscape painting of Tasmania. The Glover Prize is awarded by The John Glover Society Inc. Entry is open to local, interstate and international Artists. The winner receives $40,000 plus a bronze maquette of John Glover by Peter Corlett valued at $5,000. All other exhibited entries are eligible … Read More

Longford Blessing of the Harvest Festival


Blessing of the Harvest Festivals date back to feudal times in England and Europe when rural communities gave thanks for the land, their families and animals, and prayed for the land to be productive. Longford?s festival was first held in 1995 and has been conducted each year since. Previously it was run by a committed band of local volunteers and … Read More

The Railway Hotel, now the Racecourse Inn, Longford

The Racecourse Inn, heritage accommodation in historic Longford, Tasmania

The Racecourse Inn was?originally intended to serve as?the Longford Railway Station, when the line was to run through Longford and?Cressy and then northwards. Construction of a railway was first considered after the establishment of “responsible government” in 1856, with the first track planned to run between Longford and Deloraine. The line was re-routed and the building?instead became the Racecourse Hotel, … Read More