Geelong’s original owners are the Wathaurong People who called the bay “Jillong” and surrounding land “Corayo”. The name Jillong has a meaning similar to “a place of the sea bird over the white cliffs”. Somehow we got it mixed up and now call the land Geelong and the bay Corio.
Geelong’s early prosperity came from the sheep’s back. Later manufacturing became an important industry with Ford and International Harvester playing a major role. Today tourism and services are taking the town forward to new prosperity. …Read more
Take a nostalgic journey through our historic photo gallery, which has some interesting shots of Geelong and region as it once looked. …Read more
Geelong being a port city has a rich naval and maritime history and this history is brought to life at the Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum. …Read more
The Geelong Cement Works Retirees Museum is a bit of a hidden attraction, open every Sunday it features a broad collection of artifacts, not only decades of heritage from the works itself but displays on just about anything. It is really worth a visit. …Read more
Geelong once had a large tram network that was the envy of many other regional towns across Australia. Since their demise in 1956, many of Geelong’s residents have lamented their lost …Read more
Released to the public in November 1981 the City by the Bay concept was the most amazing planning concept ever devised for Geelong and caught the imagination of the entire region. …Read more
A rethink and new concept called The Bay Link was launched in 1989. Not as ambitious, but more realistic to the failed City by the Bay concept and it re-floated some old ideas with a few new twists and added some exciting new visions for the precinct. …Read more