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  • 1880s

    The first Principal, Professor R.L. Pudney, was appointed in 1887 and established Longerenong College as the second Government Agricultural College, opening in 1889.

  • 1890s

    The first Longerenong College student and one of our first graduates, James A McMurtrie, received his Diploma on 30 January 1891.

  • 1900s

    A group of Longerenong College students outside the main building dressed in formal wear.

  • 1910s

    First edition of The Longerenong Collegian provided news and notes of interesting matter recording history of the College.

  • 1920s

    Student shearers’ “smoke-o” break at the shearing shed.

  • 1930s

    The historical gates at the entrance of the College. The gates remain today.

  • 1940s

    During the Second World War, a group of women trained at Longerenong during August 1941. A two week course was provided for Women’s Land Army during the College vacation.

  • 1950s

    Total wheat yield was 19,248 bushels and the average yield 48.24 bushels per acre, a record average for the College.

  • 1960s

    Students in Botany class in prospectus. Note the blazer and uniform.

  • 1970s

    HDFL Football Premiers, Longerenong College students in LAC sports guernsey.

  • 1980s

    Celebrating 100 Years. Longerenong College, a part of the Victorian Government’s VCAH (Victorian College of Agriculture and Horticulture).

  • 1990s

    Students participating in the Young Farmers Challenge and other social activities on campus.

  • 2000s

    Longerenong College was acquired by Workco Limited (now Skillinvest). Pictured, students at the Adelaide Show for the show steers competition.

  • 2010s

    With the expansion of qualifications, our apprenticeship program grew with farm and school-based options for students.

  • Longerenong College Accommodation


    Victorian Government funds a $6.5 million accommodation project at Longerenong College, including three seven bedroom houses and three four bedroom houses, along with a conference facility in the middle of the complex. The first stage of the project was completed in 2023.