Gavin Merrick Long

Date of birth  1901-05-31  Foster, VIC. 
Other  1924  Began to pursue a career as a jackaroo. 
Other  1925  Long travelled to England where he worked at Australia House in the migration and settlement office. 
Date returned to Australia  1926  Long was employed as a journalist. 
Other  1928  Promoted to general reporter for the Argus. 
Other  1931  Accepted an appointment as a senior reporter with the Sydney Morning Herald. 
Other  1938  Posted to that the Herald's London office and when the Second World War began he became a war correspondent with the British Expeditionary Force in France. 
Other  1940-11  He was sent to Egypt to cover Australian operations in the Mediterranean. 
Date returned to Australia  1941  Recalled to Australia. 
Other  1943 - 1968  Board member of the Australian War Memorial. 
Other  1943-03  Appointed general editor of the official history of Australia in the Second World War, of which he wrote three volumes. 
Other  1952  Long's first volume of the official history of Australia in the Second World War was published. 
Other  1953  Long's second volume of the official history of Australia in the Second World War was published. 
Other  1963  Long retired the same year his final volume, The final campaigns, was published. 
Other  1963 - 1965  Long worked as a research fellow with the Australian Dictionary of Biography. 
Date of death  1968-10-10  Died of lung cancer Canberra, ACT.