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Geelong History

Guide to the History of Geelong

Whether you discover Geelong's history with a local tour or strolling along the esplanade and city streets, you will uncover Australia's colonial past, recent history and stories explaining why Geelong is Victoria's second largest city.

Local History

Since the first arrival on settlers on the Lady Nelson in 1802 Geelong has documented a broad history. For a long time considered an industrial city with such commercial giants as the Ford motor company and the Shell refinery, today Geelong is a proud and diversified city boasting significant coastal attractions, varied businesses and a number of succesful sporting clubs. More info...

The first car built in Geelong
Peter Lalor

People

Geelong lays claim to many celebrities and historic Australian figures. Here you will find a selection of local identities who have strong links to Geelong be it through birth, work or history. Follow this link to discover people of note from Geelong. More info...

Demographics

Geelong appeals to all ages and to a vast multicultural mixed of long established Australian families and recently arrived New Australians. The following pages reveal some of the statistics currently available which provide a snapshot of todays Geelong population. More info...

 
Geelong Demographics
Geelong chronology and timeline

Chronology

Here you will find a timeline from the beginnings of Geelong, through to more recent times. New dates of significance are regularly added as our research continues into the hsitory of Geelong. More info...

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