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FOREWORD TO THE 1990 FACSIMILE EDITION

Qeorge Harrington Brownhill (1874-1938) is usually remembered as the first native born editor of the Qeelong Advertiser. He joined the newspaper as a reporter in 1916, having previously worked for a printing firm, rose quickly to Sub-editor and was appointed Editor in 1929, the position he held until his death in 1938.

He was a gifted orator and debater and represented the Qeelong Mutual Improvement Association in competitions.

The Brownhill family has had a long association with Qeelong and has always taken an active part in its affairs. Qeorge Harrington's maternal grandparents, Sanders and Mary Trotman, with their infant granddaughter, landed at Point Henry in 1849. Sanders was a member of the Qeelong Town Council and later of the iiewtown and Chilwell Council.

The Illustrated Quide to Qeelong and District was published by the Qeelong Progress Association in 1908, the year that Qeorge's father, John Cochrane Brownhill, as President, was working actively to purchase land at Heard's Hill, Ceres, in order to erect a rotunda so that the panoramic view of Qeelong could be more widely appreciated. The area is now known as the Brownhill Heights Reserve.

The commercial index at the back of the book includes the names of a number of firms still flourishing in Qeelong today.

Facsimile edition published by Deakin University Press 1990 Printed by List Print, Qeelong

Deakin University Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

Brownhill, Qeorge H.

illustrated guide to Geelong and district.—2nd. ed. (Geelong facsimile series: no. 1)

Originally published 1908 by the Geelong Progress Association.

ISBN 0 7300 0811 8

1. Geelong (Vic.)—Description. 2. Geelong region (Vic.)—Description and travel. 1. Geelong Progress Association. II. Title (Series)

919.452

Illustrateci Guide

TO

GEELONG

And District

WRITTE.N BY GE.O. H. BROWNH1LL

ISSUED BV THE COMMITTEE OF THE GEELONG PROGRESS ASSOCIATION

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Printed By H en wood & Dancey, Kyrie Street.

PREFATORY NOTE

THF- great success which attended their first issue of the “Illustrated Guide ” has encouraged the Committee of the Geelong Progress Association to have the work thoroughly revised and brought up to date; and in circulating this new volume they do so in the confident anticipation that it will prove even more beneficial than was its predecessor. Further, the increasing attention Geelong is receiving from tourists and other pleasure-seekers has led to the introduction of several new features which cannot fail to lend additional attraction to the district. Foremost amongst these must be placed the erection of the “ Look-out ” Station at Heard's Hill, Ceres. When the Welsh Male Choir visited Geelong recently they were driven to this spot, and unanimously endorsed the verdict of their conductor when he said that it was the finest panoramic view he had ever witnessed. The placing of motor launches on the Bay, and the institution during the summer months of cheap excursions daily to the various seaside resorts are also innovations worthy of special mention. It is hoped, too, that this “Guide” may be the means of still further emphasising Geelong’s unrivalled claims as a commercial centre; and that, consequently, the industrial activity which has been so marked during the past few years will be considerably intensified.

The information in the following pages is necessarily of a cursory nature; but at the centrally-situated offices of the Progress Association, in Moorabool Street, enquiries on any subject (whether made personally, or by letter, telegram, or telephone) will receive that prompt and courteous attention which cannot fail to be mutually satisfactory.

CONTENTS

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Introductory ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    9

Town and Suburbs...    ...    ...    ...    ...    21

Corio Bay ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    34

The Eastern Eoreshore...    ...    ...    ...    37

Mineral Springs    ...    ...    ...    ...    41

The Western Eoreshore...    ...    ...    ...    42

Bay Fishing ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    46

Sea Bathing ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    46

Bay Trips ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    46

Industries... ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    49

Sparrovale Irrigation Farm    ...    ...    ...    54

Parks and Gardens    ...    ...    ...    ...    58

Eastern Park ...    ...    ...    ..    ...    58

Johnstone Park...    ...    ...    ...    ...    61

Kardinia Park ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    62

Queen’s Park ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    65

Other Reserves...    ...    ...    ...    ...    66

Rivers and Lakes ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    69

Popular Drives ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    73

Heard’s Hill “ Look-out ”    ...    ...    ...    73

Batesford and Fyausford    ...    ...    ...    77

Eastern Park and Beach    ...    ...    ...    78

Belmont and Higliton    ...    ...    ...    ...    78

Point Henry ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    78

North Shore ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    78

Lara and You Vangs    ...    ...    ...    ..    81

Lovely Banks ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    81

Anakie Gorge .    ...    ...    82

The Wallington    ...    85

St. Albans and Breakwater    ...    ..    ...    85

Other Excursions    ...    .    ...    ...    85

Seaside Resorts ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    86

Portarlington ..    .    ...    ..    ...    86

Clifton Springs and Drysdole    ...    ...    ...    89

Queenschff and Point Lons dole.    ...    ...    89

Ocean Grove ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    90

Barwon Heads...    ...    ...    ...    ...    93

Bream Creek ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    94

Torquay ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    97

Anglesea ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    97

Airey’s Inlet ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    98

Cycling Routes ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    101

Seaside Coach Fares    ...    ...    ...    ...    103

Cabs and ’Busses ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    104

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

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Geelong, from Eastern Hill ...    ...    ... Frontispiece

Reserve and Foreshore, Western Beach    ...    ...    8

Eastern Beach, near Mineral Springs and Gardens    ...    n

In the Eastern Park ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    12

The Western Foreshore    ...    ...    ...    ...    15

Portion of Eastern Foreshore, from Corio Bay    ...    ...    16

Moorabool Street,looking North to Corio Bay    ...    ...    19

Moorabool Street, near Victoria Square    ...    ...    20

Malop Street, from Johnstone Park ...    ...    ...    23

Malop Street, looking towards Eastern Paik    ...    ...    24

Ryrie Street, looking East    ...    ...    ...    ...    27

Ryrie Street, looking West    ...    ...    ...    ...    28

Moorabool Street, near Barwon Bridge...    ...    ...    31

Geelong Club Lawn Tennis Court    ...    ...    ...    32

Eastern Foreshore, Corio Bay...    ...    ...    ...    35

The Reserve, Eastern Beach    ...    ...    ...    ...    36

Children Paddling, Eastern Beach    ...    ...    ...    39

Mineral Springs    ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    40

Portion of Western Foreshore, from Ccrio Bay...    ...    43

Loading Grain, Railway Pier ...    ...    ...    ...    44

Ladies’ Swimming Matches, Western    Baths ...    ...    47

Holiday Makers on the Beach, Geelong    ...    ...    48

Barwon River, near Paper Mills, Quei    n’s Park...    ...    31

Pakington Street, Geelong Wot    ...    ...    ...    52

Sparrovale Irrigation Farm    ...    ...    ...    ...    55

Steamer“ Wangard ” Discharging Timber    ...    ...    56

In the Fernery, Eastern Park ...    ...    ...    ...    59

The Rotunda, Johnstone Park    ...    ...    ...    60

Fernery, Johnstone Park    ...    ...    ...    ...    63

Main Entrance, Kardinia Park    ...    ...    ...    64

Portion of Kardinia Park    ...    ...    ...    ...    67

Regatta Day, Barwon River    ...    ...    ...    ...    68

On the Barwon River, near Prince Albert Bridge    ...    71

Barwon River, near Queen’s Park    ...    ...    ...    71

On the Moorabool River    ...    ...    ...    ...    72

Heard’s Hill “ Look-out,” Ceres    ...    ...    ...    75

Junction Barwon and Moorabool Rivers, Fyansford    ...    76

The Cheetham Salt Proprietary’s Garden    ...    ...    79

The Reserve, Western Beach    ...    ...    ...    ...    80

Head Waters Geelong Water Supply, Anakie Gorge    ...    83

Prince Albert Bridge, Barwon River    ...    ...    ...    84

Harding Park, near Yarra Street Pier    ...    ...    ...    87

Clifton Springs    ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    88

On the Beach, Ocean Grove ...    ...    ...    ...    91

River, between Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove    ...    92

Bream Creek    ...    ...    ...    ...    ...    95

Anglesea River    ...    ...    ...    ..    ...    96

Split Point, Airey’s Inlet    ...    ...    ...    ...    99

Barwon Bridge, Barwon River    ...    ...    ...    100

Transvaal Square and Varra Street Pier    ...    ,,,    100

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Ideal Holiday Resort, Shipping Port, and Industrial Centre.

Written hy Gko. h. Brovvnhili. for the Committee of the Geelong Progress Association.

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INTRODUCTORY.

TTmon-gst the Bills to be introduced by the Govern-M ment during the current session of the VicI 1 torian Parliament is one having for its object • * the elevation of the Town of Geelong to the dignity of a City—an honor which its increasing commercial importance and financial stability have well deserved.

During the last few years no place in the State has made more solid progress, or come more prominently before the public gaze than has this city elect. For a lengthy period, mainly on account of the apathy of the residents themselves, Geelong pursued a somewhat quiet and unobtrusive course, and, as a consequence, earned a reputation for unprogressiveness which had a prejudicial effect on the whole district. But this unenviable condition of affairs is now, fortunately, a thing of the past, and at the present time no town in.

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Australia has more glowing prospects or more justification lor anticipating an era of unexampled prosperity. Geelong has always been prominent as a commercial centre, and the impetus given to trade generally by the development o( the " made-in-Australia ” movement, together with the expansion of business attendant upon Australian Federation, has been felt very appreciably in the town and district, where old-established industries are showing renewed vitality, and new ones are constantly being established.

As a holiday resort, Geelong has not in the past secured from tourists the attention which its accessibility and attractiveness so richly warrant. Pleasure-seekers in the Metropolis and elsewhere have been rushing off to inconveniently-situated but much-boomed places, while almost at their very doors there existed a town possessing attractions unequalled in any part of Victoria. For. whether considered in the light of its accessibility, with its direct railway connection with all the large areas of population, and its adequate daily steamboat service to the Metropolis ; or whether regarded as a health - promoting and invigorating centre, whose extraordinary advantages are intensified by its valuable medicinal springs and its nearness to * the balmy ozone influences of the boundless ocean ; or whether selected for its charm, wealth, and variety of scenery, to say nothing of its very attractive accommodation for visitors, Geelong outrivals all its compeers. The truth of this is becoming widely known, and, as a result, there is each year an ever-increasing influx of visitors to the town. A very satisfactory feature in this connection, too, is the fact that the same pleasure-seekers return season after season, thus showing conclusively that the attractions of Geelong and district, so far from palling, only serve to stimulate the desire for further acquaintance. Its central position, and consequent easy attainment, combined with the excellence and variety of its scenery, give advantages such as are possessed by few of its rivals. The town is freely endowed with Public


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Reserves, containing magnificent ferneries, rockeries, and other attractions, while the Beach Slopes have been beautifully embellished, and from their vantage ground disclose a delightful panorama. Yachting, Boating (including Motor Launch Trips), Fishing, and Hot and Cold Sea-Bathing may be freely indulged in, and at intervals during the summer months Moonlight Trips round the Bay are carried out. Regular weekly Band Concerts are held in Johnstone and other Parks. Most of the leading Watering Places on the Southern Ocean — Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Portarlington, Clifton Springs, Queenscliff, &c. —are within easy driving distance of Geelong, and Daily Excursions run thither at a very nominal cost. The town is skirted on its southern border by the Barwon River, and here also boating and fishing abound. As a health resort, Geelong has attained an enviable distinction. This result is largely due to the equable and salubrious climate prevailing, and also to the very healthy surroundings of the district. Statistics recently published show that the death rate in Geelong is below that of most of the principal towns in Victoria.

Primarily with the object of bringing the claims of the locality under the notice of tourists and others interested, this “Guide” has been issued by the Committee of the Geelong Progress Association. It is confidently anticipated that it will serve the double purpose of attracting visitors, and providing detailed information which will be of value to them while staying in the town. With this object in view, in the following pages specific reference is made to some of the most prominent distinctive features of the locality, as well as to its wonderful fertility and productiveness, and great manufacturing importance. It may not be out of place here to refer briefly to certain matters of general interest in connection with the town.

First, then, with regard to its geographical position. Geelong is situated forty-five miles from Melbourne in a south-westerly direction. Nestling on the

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picturesque shores of Corio Bay, backed by the verdure-clad slopes of the Barrabool Hills, silhouetted against the azure blue, Geelong presents to the visitor who makes his entrance through the Hopetoun Channel an idealistic appearance, which generates in his mind fond anticipations regarding the surpassing beauties of the district. Standing on the deck of one of the metropolitan steamboats, as she ploughs her way through the Channel on some bright afternoon, the panorama unfolded is one dazzling in its brilliancy and refulgent in its splendour. Truly the scene is one calculated to leave an impress upon the mind of the beholder which will long remain a valuable asset in memory’s storehouse. A sea sparkling and dimpling in the sunshine, its waters just stirred by the inward swell of the tide, the stately grain ships of all nations moored at the piers, or lying immersed to their Plimsoll mark in the outer way, form a delightful picture ; while, like a mighty crescent, whose horns are respectively the hills of Bellarine and the towering peaks of the You Yangs, the town and its immediate surroundings stretch before the visitor, charming the eye, and compelling admiration while they enchain attention. The scene is one upon which some of the ablest descriptive writers of Australia have expended their energies, vieing with each other in eulogistic commendation of its transcendent beauty and attractiveness.

Considerable diversity of opinion exists regarding the origin of the word “Geelong,” although the weight of evidence tends to show that it is a variation of the native term for the district, ‘‘Jillong.” Be that as it may, the name is one that is very closely associated with the early settlement of Victoria. From the “thirties,” and thence onward, the town passed through many vicissitudes of fortune, at one time plunged in the vortex of a land boom which inflated values to an unprecedented extent, and anon suffering the pernicious slump which invariably accrues. Yet through it all Geelong made, and continues to make,

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solid progress. The discovery of gold at Ballarat and elsewhere naturally affected the district, which contributed its quota to the wild rush for wealth. But even this was not an altogether unmixed evil, as Geelong’s geographical position was such as to make it a great distributing centre. However, the opening of the Geelong to Melbourne railway line in 1857, and the subsequent connecting of the town by rail with Ballarat and other centres, revolutionised the trade of the district, and effectually swept off the roads the numerous “teams” which previously were such a prominent feature.

For many years Geelong’s trade was seriously hampered by the natural sand-bar which obstructed the entrance to Corio Bay, but, with the completion of the Hopetoun Channel in 1893, this handicap was removed, and the trade of the port has increased enormously. In 1904, and again in 1906, the value of the exports totalled considerably over one million sterling; while for the five years ending December, 1907, the aggregate value of the goods despatched from this port was no less than ¿4,228,537. Amongst the principal exports for 1907 were: Wheat, 819,710 bags; compressed fodder, 129,344 bales; flour, 314,696 bags; frozen meat. 56,264 carcases; oats and barley, 15,290 bags. In addition to these, over 90,000 bales of wool were sent away—10,399 by direct shipment, and the balance forwarded by lighter to Melbourne for loading there.

Imposing as the foregoing figures are, there is every indication that they will be materially augmented in the immediate future, for Geelong occupies the unique position of being the natural outlet for the illimitable products of the far-famed Western District of Victoria, as well as of the great wheat-growing areas of the Wimmera and Mallee. The Railway Commissioners have recently taken over a large block of land abutting on Latrobe Terrace, with the object of providing additional facilities for handling the anticipated increase of business.

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All matters in connection with the Port of Geelong are now under the control of the Geelong Harbor Trust Commissioners. The Trust was constituted by Act of Parliament in 1906, the first Commissioners being Messrs. G. F. Holden, M.L.A. (chairman), E. H. Lascelles, and A. P. McMillan. Upon the death of the last-named, his place was taken by Mr. J. Hill. The offices of the Trust are situated in Brougham Place, the secretarial duties being transacted by Mr. W. S. Crowle.

For some time past negotiations have been proceeding between the local municipalities and the Electric Lighting and Traction Company of Australia for the installation of an Electric Tramway system in Geelong. Preliminaries have now been satisfactorily arranged, and it is anticipated that a start will be made with the work almost immediately.

At the instigation of the municipalities concerned, Mr. Martin, one of the leading sanitary experts of Great Britain, recently visited Geelong, and largely as the result of his recommendations, there is every reason to believe that ere long the greater part of the town and suburbs will be equipped with a complete system of underground sewerage. A Bill giving the municipalities the necessary powers to commence the work will, it is expected, be submitted during the current Parliamentary session.

The municipal government of the town and suburbs is carried out by the Geelong Town Council (which shares with Melbourne the somewhat doubtful honor of working under the Corporation Act), the Borough of Newtown and Chilwell, and the Borough of Geelong West. The commendable labors of the civic fathers to uphold the interests of the town are ably seconded by the members of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures, and also by the Committee of the Progress Association, from whom visitors or intending visitors can always rely on receiving prompt and courteous answers to all enquiries.


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Town and Suburbs



Through the centre of Geelong a natural ridge runs east and west, reaching its highest point at the top of Newtown Hill. From this ridge, northward to the Bay, and southward to the Barwon River, there is an uninterrupted fall, too slight to cause inconvenience to pedestrians, and yet sufficiently pronounced to ensure the natural drainage of the town. The principal thoroughfares are Moorabool Street (which runs from the pier of that name down to the Barwon Bridge at the River), Malop Street, and Ryrie Street, which intersect the first-named at right angles. At the outset, the visitor is impressed with the commercial importance of Geelong by the magnificent and commodious wool warehouses of Messrs. Dennys, Lascelles, Austin and Co., Strachan, Murray and Shannon, Dalgety and Co., and Geo. Hague and Co. The two former are near the inception of Moorabool Street, whilst the others are contiguous thereto on the Western Beach. An immense business has been built up by these firms, and the fame of “Geelong wools” has spread to all parts, with the result that during the season buyers from all the great manufacturing centres of Europe and America visit the town, and eagerly compete for their possession.

Passing up Moorabool Street, several substantial edifices are noticed, amongst which may be mentioned the Savings Bank, the A.M.P. Offices, and the Free Library. This latter building is well worth a visit. The ground floor is devoted to the library and reading room, which contains the daily and weekly papers, English and American magazines, and an extensive assortment of books on every conceivable topic. The Museum and Art Gallery are stationed in separate rooms upstairs. The former contains many rare and.

valuable curios, whilst in the latter the connoisseur will find his aesthetic tastes fully gratified by the many gems which comprise the collection. The Gallery has recently been considerably enriched by the purchase of two of the prominent pictures comprised in the British loan collection arranged by the late Mr. Joshua Lake.

In the heart of the town, and abutting on the main thoroughfare, is Victoria Square, which during the past few years has been completely transformed from a semi-neglected reserve into a most attractive area. In the centre of the Square, opposite the entrance to His Majesty’s Theatre, is a commanding bronze statue of the late Queen Victoria, erected by the townspeople at a considerable cost. Very handsome fountains of ornate and striking appearance are placed on either side of the statue, and in summer time their continuous water-sprays lend a delightfully refreshing tone to the locality. A kiosk for the me of ladies, a capacious bandstand (from which the various bands of the town at certain times discourse sweet music), together with the neatly-arranged rockwork and flower beds and comfortable seating accommodation, combine to make Victoria Square a valuable and artistic addition to the attractions of the town. The Square is backed by His Majesty’s Theatre—a substantial structure, originally built for the purposes of an Industrial Exhibition but which, after lying idle for some time, has been re-modelled and converted into a first-class amusement hall, where many of the leading theatrical organisations have appeared from time to time. Nearly the whole of Moorabool Street is occupied by business houses.

From the top of the hill a magnificent view is obtained. In the immediate vicinity stands the Church of England Grammar School—one of the most noteworthy scholastic institutions in the Commonwealth ; while, looking northwards, there is an uninterrupted view down the main thoroughfare to the pier, a pleasing vignette of the You Vangs appearing in the distance. On either side, east and west, stretches the

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residential portion of the town, while southward the road gently dips towards the River, after crossing which it rises again to the prettily situated suburb of Belmont, where many charming residences are located. Continuing in a westerly direction, the lovely contour of the Barrabool Hills, with the picturesque hamlets of Highton and Ceres, is plainly discernible ; whilst in an easterly course the Connewarre Lakes, the hills of Bel-larine, and the Bluff at Barwon Heads stand out as typical specimens of the wealth and variety of scenery with which Geelong and its immediate neighborhood is so liberally endowed.

Returning to the business portion of the town, amongst other buildings worthy of inspection are the Post Office, Mechanics’ Institute, and Hospital, in Ryrie Street, the Town Hall in Gheringhap Street, some of the Banking establishments in Malop Street, and the Gordon Technical College in Fenwick Street. The latter institution is situated near the Railway Station, and is one of the most progressive and up-to-date technical schools in the State.

To obtain an idea of the extent and attractiveness of the suburbs of Geelong, the visitor is advised to secure a cab or other vehicle for an hour or two, or to obtain a seat on the top of one of the ’busses which run at regular intervals to all the outskirts.

The route taken by the Newtown ’bus after leaving Moorabool Street is by way of Ryrie Street, La-trobe Terrace, Virginia, Aphrasia, and Noble Streets, and thence to the terminus at Jeffrey’s Fernery, where, from a substantial and lofty tower erected in the grounds, a magnificent panoramic view of Geelong and district can be obtained free of charge. In taking a trip on this route, the visitor is delighted with the variety and substantial nature of the residences met with. He also has a glimpse of the famous Geelong College (with its spacious grounds and pavilion) and the Church of England Girls’ High School, and passes close to St. Augustine’s Orphanage, famed alike for its Boys’ Band and its efficient management.

Leaving the ’bus at the junction of Noble Street and West Melbourne Road, and walking for a short distance to the brow of the hill, at the rear of the Orphanage, a fine view is obtained. At the foot of the slope the Barwon River glides gently past, whilst all around, with the exception of a fertile valley of about sixty acres in extent, which has been converted into an Arcadian reserve known as Queen’s Park, the hills rise in verdure-mantled curves. If time is no object with the visitor, he can descend the hill, and either enter the Park (which will be more fully described subsequently) or wander round the banks of the River, each step taken bringing to light the many beauties and sublime effects with which Nature has enriched this enchanting defile.

Another very fascinating view of Queen’s Park and the River can be obtained by taking the Herne Hill ’bus, which, in traversing the northern portion of Newtown, passes the Convent of Our Lad}' of Mercy, and has its terminus on the hill overlooking Fyansford, where the Moorabool River is spanned by a majestic specimen of the Monier concrete bridge, and where also the Australian Portland Cement Company and the Australian Paper Mills have extensive works. By leaving the ’bus at “Williams’ Corner,’’ and walking a short distance up the Valley Road, a fine view of the confluence of the Moorabool and Barwon Rivers is obtained, as well as a pleasing sight of the surrounding country. The Protestant Orphanage is situated near the terminus of the Herne Hill ’bus route, and is well worthy of inspection.

The West Geelong and North Geelong ’busses pass through populous centres, the former being via Pakington Street, which contains a number of thriving business houses, the Geelong West Town Hall, Free Library, and Post Office. Here also Donaghy and Sons’ celebrated Fairview Rope Works are situated. The terminus is at the links of the Geelong Golf Club. The North Geelong route is by way of Mercer Street and the Western Beach to the vicinity of Osborne

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House, lately purchased by the Victorian Government, and portion of which property is to be used for establishing up-to-date fish hatcheries.

For those who wish to explore the southern portion of the town, a ’bus runs, via Moorabool Street and Kardinia Park, to Belmont, crossing the River at the Bar won Bridge. Dismounting here, a pleasant hour or two can be spent on the banks of the stream, which have been much beautified by the planting of avenues of trees. In the vicinity will be noticed the sheds of the Barwon and Grammar School Rowing Clubs and the Connewarre Yacht Club, whilst it is impossible to overlook the palatial Woollen Mills which are so intimately associated with the manufacturing history of the town. From the top of Belmont Hill (the terminus) a fine view of the surrounding landscape is obtained. The bowling green and tennis court of the Belmont Club are situated near the south bank of the River, immediately beyond the bridge. This recreation ground, which has only been in existence for a brief period, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind outside the metropolis.

East Geelong is also well served in the matter of ’bus accommodation, the route taken being via Ryrie Street, and passing the Eastern Cemetery. On this line one of the principal attractions is the number of beautiful residences, rivalling those met with on the Newtown route.

The streets of Geelong are spacious, well kept, and well drained. Many of them, particularly in the suburbs, are richly embellished with umbrageous trees, and present a most pleasing appearance. Seating accommodation has been provided in some of the suburban thoroughfares, where the tired pedestrian can enjoy a welcome rest amidst congenial environment.

The Geelong Water Supply, which is now under the control of a Municipal Trust, is ample and pure. The Trust is composed of representatives of the municipalities concerned, the first chairman being

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Cr. I. G. Hodges, one of the Town Council members. The secretary and engineer is Mr. Jas. Sharland, and the offices of the Trust are situated in the Post Office Buildings, Gheringhap Street.

Gas and electricity are used extensively as illuminants. The climate is exhilarating and salubrious, while the general arrangements are such as to conduce to the health, happiness, and prosperity of the permanent inhabitants (who number upwards of 28,000), as well as of casual visitors.

Being the centre of a rich agricultural and farming district, Geelong has attained great prominence as a market town. On Sale Days (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) the town is thronged with country folk, and, according to Mr. Donald McDonald, “more nearly recalls the old English market day described by Thomas Hardy than any other market in Australia.”

In the matter of newspapers, Geelong is admirably served. Two morning dailies (the Advertiser and the Times) and one evening daily (the Star) are published. In addition, the Melbourne papers are delivered in Geelong at about 6 a.m., and are distributed throughout the town immediately after. There is also a comprehensive and well-arranged illustrated weekly (published at the Advertise/ office) known as The News of the Week. Both the local newspaper offices are fitted up with modern type-setting machines, and the respective proprietors willingly allow their inspection during certain hours.

There is no lack of amusement in the town, as Geelong is frequently visited by some of the leading touring companies, in addition to which there are several prominent local performing organisations. Foremost amongst these is the Geelong Musical Society, whose members, under the conductorship of Mr. J. J. Bailey, F.G.C.M., give several enjoyable concerts each year. The Society has attained a very high standard of excellence, and from its ranks the celebrated Geelong Choir (which carried off the Championship of Australia at Ballarat) is mainly recruited.

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All the leading Friendly Societies are strongly represented in the town, and their United Dispensary in Ryrie Street is one of the best conducted institutions of the kind extant.

The town possesses three Clubs, viz.:—The Geelong (overlooking Eastern Beach), the Hibernian (in Ryrie Street), and the Corio (in Latrobe Terrace). The latter has a magnificent bowling green, tennis court, and billiard room, to which visitors may be admitted under certain conditions, upon the introduction of a member.

Geelong possesses several periodical fixtures which are of more than mere local importance. Amongst these, specific reference must be made to the Easter Lawn Tennis Tournament, which is held on the Geelong Club Courts, and at which the leading tennis players of the State annually congregate. The Golf Tournament, which takes place later in the year at the Links, North Geelong, is also a popular attraction for devotees of this pastime. The Annual Show, promoted by the Geelong and District Agricultural Society, is held at the spacious Show Grounds and Racecourse situated at East Geelong. On New Year’s Day the Comunn Na Feinne (the oldest Scottish society in Australia) carries out a most successful Sports Carnival. In 1908 the Eight Hours Demonstration was revived locally with such success that it is intended to make the gathering an annual event.

In the matter of places of worship the district is admirably served. All the leading denominations are well represented, many of the buildings being stately and imposing structures.

In addition to the Free Libraries in Moorabool Street and Geelong West, to which reference has been made, similar institutions exist in Russell Street, Chil-well, and McKillop Street, East Geelong.

Geelong has been frequently styled “The Paradise of the Photographer”—an appellation which is well deserved, as on every side there will be found a veritable galaxy of charming scenes. The local

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Amateur Photographic Club (a flourishing organisation) has its headquarters at the Gordon Technical College. At various stores in the town, visitors can rely on obtaining plates, chemicals, and all other necessary accessories, of the very best quality.

The train service to Geelong from all parts of the State is very complete, as will be seen by reference to the time table published by the Commissioners. The commodious Railway Station, which is situated at the western end of Malop Street, is within a few minutes’ walk of the centre of the town.

Geelong is well supplied with adequate accommodation for visitors. First-class hotels and coffee palaces are numerous, whilst, for those who prefer it, there is no difficulty in procuring private board and lodging, particularly in the vicinity of the Beach.


To the visitor from inland, naturally the most attractive feature of Geelong is the Bay and its immediate surroundings ; and even to those more accustomed to the seaside, Geelong possesses exceptional charms. Reference has already been made to the majestic panorama which bursts on the view’ as one enters the harbor—which, by the way, has been frequently likened to the famous Bay of Naples, without in any degree suffering by the comparison. From the foreshore, the natural beauty of which has been made additionally attractive by the expenditure of vast sums of money in reclamation works, w’harfage accommodation, and so forth, the Bay presents a dazzling spectacle, and is a source of perennial interest to the visitor.

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The Eastern Foreshore.

Starting easterly from the Moorabool Street Pier, which, thrice daily, on the arrival and departure of the metropolitan passenger boats, is a scene of activity and pleasure, where the student of human nature will find ample scope for enjoyment and observation, the visitor passes commodious shipping and Customs offices, and the handsome building erected by the Electric Lighting and Traction Company. 1 his latter edifice is right opposite the Yarra Street Pier, which extends for a considerable distance into the Bay, and forms a splendid promenade. During the busy period of the grain season, the pier presents a most animated appearance, a forest of masts towering up on either side. Most of the vessels arrive in ballast from various parts of the world, and the expeditious manner in which they are relieved of their burdens, and sufficiently “stiffened” with more valuable cargo to take them across to the Railway Pier to complete loading, is a very interesting operation. A delightful time can always be passed at the Bay end of the pier in contemplation of the beautiful scene stretching ahead, while the rattle of ships’ tackle in the rear is just sufficiently prominent to harmonise with the general surroundings.

Immediately on leaving this pier, a fine strip of ground, known as the Transvaal Square, is encountered. Originally this frontage, which seems to have been special!v designed as a site for a public reserve, was wofully neglected; but, during the time of the Boer War, a movement was started to beautify it in such a manner as to remain a lasting monument to the part taken by Australians in that memorable struggle. As a result of that movement, the Square has been cleared and replanted, covered seats have been erected, and the whole enclosed with a substantial chain fence. More recently the Square has been further enriched by the mounting of one of the large guns obtained from the Government. This has been neatly painted, and placed in a position overlooking the Bay. Prom the Square,

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an uninterrupted view of the whole of the shipping and approaches thereto is obtained, and naturally it is a verv popular resort, not merely for visitors, but also for local residents.

Right opposite the Transvaal Square are the sheds of the Corio Bay Rowing Club, and also the commodious Club house erected recently by the Geelong Yacht Club. Yachting is a particularly successful pastime at Geelong, its votaries being numerous and enthusiastic. Nor is this surprising, for a more suitable place than Corio Bay for this fascinating relaxation could scarcely be imagined. Even the nonnautical onlooker realises this, and feels a thrill of delight as he watches the manœuvres of the whitewinged craft, which dot the Bay in all directions, and add so materially to its picturesque appearance.

Whilst the yachts are, of course, all privately owned, a visitor from any kindred club will always find a warm welcome from the Geelong yachtsmen.

From the boatbuilders’ yards, just beyond the Yacht Club's premises, rowing boats can be engaged at a very nominal fee, and unbounded pleasure will inevitably result from an hour or two spent on the Bay in this manner. On a calm moonlight evening, when the water is like a sea of glass, a trip in a rowing boat or yacht on the Bay is a delightful experience, and one which is deservedly popular.

Another very pleasurable method of passing a pleasant hour or two on the water is by means of the motor boats, which run at regular intervals from Stony Pier. Picnic or other parties can always make arrangements for chartering one of these boats, either for the day or any shorter time, the charges being A ery reasonable.

Just beyond the boat sheds, a fine stretch of sandy "beach is met with. This is a favorite resort for family groups, and on summer afternoons and evenings presents a gay and animated appearance. Swarms of happy, laughing children, divested of shoes and stockings, and with their remaining garments attenuated to the

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utmost extent, scamper about in the water ; while the older folk (or such of them as do not throw fashion to the winds and join the children in their “paddle”) recline on the sands, or make use of the capacious rotunda recently erected for their benefit by the Progress Association.

In the background of this charming locality, and, indeed, extending nearly the whole length of the eastern slopes, is a well-kept reserve, thickly planted with trees, and abounding in shady nooks. Here, in this sylvan retreat, even on the hottest day, the visitor experiences no discomfort. The gentle swaying of the trees, the distant hum of the shipping activity, and the glimpses of the placid water which break through the overhanging foliage, all combine to produce an environment which cannot fail to delight the visitor.

Mineral Springs.

Shortly after leaving the sandy beach to which reference has been made, the road branches in two directions, the upper portion leading to the top of the slope, and ultimately to the Botanical Gardens and Limeburners’ Point, whilst the lower path, which has been very extensively improved, leads direct to the famous Mineral Springs. To many people the Springs are the most attractive feature of the whole district, mainly, of course, on account of their wonderful curative properties, and, indeed, the results which have followed their use in innumerable instances have been so efficacious, that it is not surprising that they are held in such high esteem. From all parts of Victoria, and even from more distant places, the Mineral Springs draw their votaries. Many competent authorities have testified to the medicinal value of these waters, particularly in cases of rheumatism, indigestion and liver complaints. The water is by no means distasteful; it is a mild aperient, and most beneficial in its effects. An exhaustive

analysis made some little time since, gave the following satisfactory results:—


Magnesium Calcium (Lime) Almuria Chlorine Silica Sulphur Sodium Potassium Carbonic Acid


Grains per gallon. 12.87 26.38 1.28


47-7

1.82


..    9.7

..    132-44

..    38.71

(Not estimated)


Although situated almost at the water’s edge, the Springs have been enclosed in such an ingenious manner as to entirely protect the visitor from the spray in rough weather. The surroundings are scrupulously clean, the floor of the enclosure being asphalted, while the water, immediately on issuing from the cliff, has been protected in such a manner as to secure its freedom from pollution by stray animals.

Leading from the Springs is a well-built stairway connecting with the upper road, which runs round to Limeburners’ Point and Jetty. From any site on this road, which, being at the top of the cliff, is raised considerably above the sea level, a magnificent view can be obtained. Right across the Bay the You Yangs stand out prominently, whilst on their west loom the less distinct, but still plainly observable, Anakies and other ranges.

The Western Foreshore.

Returning to our starting point at Moorabool Street, and journeying thence in a westerly direction, we come at once to the Railway Pier, where the great bulk of the loading operations of the Port takes place. As its name implies, this wharf is connected with the railway, loaded trucks coming from remote parts of the State direct to the ship’s side. Recently the old method of loading has been dispensed with, and the work is now mainly carried out by the wonderful

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■electric grain elevators. The workings of these ingenious contrivances are a source of unceasing fascination. An endless belt, worked by electricity, runs on a platform from the truck to the ship. The bags of grain are dropped straight from the truck on to the belt. This carries them in a continuous stream to the deck, and automatically discharges them into a shoot, which in turn conveys them direct to the hold of the vessel. At certain times of the year, when the grain traffic is at its zenith, loading is carried on night and day at the Railway Pier, the whole of the spacious berthing accommodation being utilised, and as fast as one ship is loaded, its place is taken by another that has been waiting in the vicinity.

From the Railway Pier, and for some distance round the Western Beach, the foreshore has been reclaimed. The slopes have been securely fenced, the pathways asphalted, shrubs an i trees planted, and seats (covered and otherwise) erected. This Western Beach Reserve, with its enchanting surroundings and incomparable view, is a favorite pleasure resort, and, more especially on holidays and Sundays, presents a bright kaleidoscopical appearance which is most charming. Beyond this reserve, on the cliffs, more seats have been erected, also swings, see-saws, &e. ; and the grassy sward has been much beautified and improved, a prominent leature being several cannons from the old warship “Nelson,” which occupy commanding positions, and around which the children never tire of gambolling.

Still continuing his peregrination round this side of the Bay. the visitor passes in turn the small jetty known as Hutton’s Wharf, the spacious buildings of the Geelong Freezing Company (which are a very prominent landmark), and so on to the lovely shelly beach at North Shore. This latter spot is, however, more easily accessible by road, and will be referred to specifically later on.

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Bay-Fishing.

Apart from its picturesque attractiveness, Corio Bay has a peculiar charm for the disciples of Izaak Walton. All the year round anglers can rely on securing a very fair measure of success, whilst not infrequently the waters teem with trevalla. whiting, and other desirable members of the finny tribe. Whilst good sport can be obtained with rod and line off any of the piers, much more satisfactory results will follow if a boat is secured, and anchored out in the Bay. A very good plan is to make arrangements with one of the fishermen (whose headquarters are at the eastern side of the Yarra Street Pier). For a very nominal sum they will supply bait and all accessories, while their peculiar knowledge of the locality is a guarantee of a successful outing. Similar arrangements can also be made with the proprietors of the motor boats, to which reference has already been made.

Sea-Bathing.

As may readily be surmised, with such exceptional advantages, Geelong is a great sea-bathing resort. On both the Eastern and Western Beaches commodious bathing houses have been erected for ladies and gentlemen, where this bracing and exhilarating pastime may be enjoyed to the full. At the Eastern Baths special accommodation is provided for hot sea-bathing, and, needless to say, is largely availed of by many wrho know full well the beneficial effects of such a course. On warm summer nights the various bathing houses are brilliantly lighted up, and bathing carried on as successfully as during the day.

Bay Trips.

During the summer months (and, to a certain extent, all the year round) every opportunity is afforded for visitors to participate in pleasurable trips on the water. As indicated elsewhere in this “ Guide,”


Ladies’ Swimming Matches, Western Baths, Geelong:


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in addition to the ordinary steamboat excursions, moonlight trips round the Bay are of frequent occurrence. whilst motor launches run at regular intervals day and night.

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During the progress of the Farmers’ Annual Convention, which was held in Geelong in July, 1908, an exhibition of locally manufactured goods was arranged. The result was a revelation to the visitors, who were astounded at the variety and excellence of the articles shown. As a result of this display, a movement has been initiated with the object of holding an Interstate Exhibition in Geelong during 1910-n, and there is every reason to believe that it will be carried to a successful issue.

Reference has already been made to the fact that recent vears have witnessed a great expansion in trade generally throughout the Geelong district. All the old-established industries are working at full pressure, whilst negotiations are pending for the establishment of many new works which are calculated to beneficially affect the prosperity of the community. An important move in this direction is the establishment at North Geelong of a modern saw-milling and timber works. The Oriental Timber Company, which has a substantial capital, has secured several acres of land on lease from the Harbor Trust, and it is anticipated that when the works are in full swing some hundreds of men will be permanently employed. The timber is to be brought in its rough state direct from the Siberian forests, and floated into log ponds, from whence it will be drawn as required, and treated by what is claimed to be the most up-to-date saw-milling plant in the world. Another important industry which has lately been inaugurated is that of fruit preserving and jam making. The Geelong and District Company has secured extensive premises on the Western Beach near the Railway Pier, and operations will soon be in full swing. The establishment of these and several other projected industries will still further strengthen Geelong’s claim to be regarded as one of the leading commercial centres in the Commonwealth.

At Fyansford, just beyond the junction of the Barwon and Moorabool Rivers, the largest Paper Mills in the State are located. These works, which supply employment to a great number of persons, are kept constantly working at high pressure, and only recently some additions of powerful and up-to-date machinery have been installed in order to cope with the ever-increasing demand. One of the most interesting features of the Paper Mills is met with in connection with the motive power, a solidly-built race extending for nearly a mile in length parallel to the River.

The Australian Portland Cement Company’s works are also situated at Fyansford. Several large contracts have from time to time been entrusted to this body, notably by the Metropolitan Board of Works, whose experts have always spoken in highest terms of the durability and general excellence of the article produced.

The visitor who desires to inspect either of the above industries—and they are well worthy of inspection—may reach his destination via the Herne Hill ’bus, the terminus being about half a mile from the Cement Works, and twice that distance from the Paper Mill.

At Marnock Vale, on the town side of Prince Albert Bridge, several tanneries and fellmongeries exist—indeed these industries will be met with at intervals along the River right down to the Breakwater at Marshalltown. The extensive Victoria Soap and Candle Works also flourish at Marnock Vale.

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Further on, as one approaches the Barwon Bridge, the magnificent Woollen Mills, which are such an important element in Geelong’s commercial greatness, are met with. The Union, Albion, and Excelsior (Nos. i and 2) Woollen Mills are all most important factories, whose ramifications of trade extend throughout the Commonwealth.

Several other important industries are situated near the River, but the exigencies of space prevent their enumeration in detail. They can be reached via the Belmont ’bus, or by cab from town, the distance to the bridge being about a mile and a half.

One of the best known industries is that carried on at Messrs. M. Donaghy and Sons’ Fairview Rope Works in Geelong West. Here every description of rope and cordage is manufactured. Mat-making is also carried on extensively, whilst hundreds of tons of the celebrated “Kangaroo Brand’’ harvest twines are distributed broadcast amongst the farmers of the States.

About two miles from the centre of the town, in the bend between Point Henry and Limeburners Point, there exists a unique industry, viz., the Solar Sea Salt Works of the Cheetham Salt Proprietary Company. This snlina has developed marvellously, and during the harvesting season provides employment for a small army of workmen. The various processes of extracting the saline from the sea-water are most fascinating, while the numerous stacks of salt which dot the area in all direct’ons present a spectacle as rare as it is picturesque.

The Vulcan Foundry of Messrs. Humble and Sons in Little Malop Street, from whence come the plants of some of the principal refrigerating works of Australasia; the Geelong Cooperage V orks of Messrs. Webber and Son in Mercer Street, who suppl> the bulk of the casks and vats for the ever-expanding wine industry of the State ; and the Freezing Works at North Geelong are also worthy of special mention.

Interested visitors to any of the industries mentioned may rely on receiving courteous treatment.

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Sparrovalc Irrigation Farm.

No mention of the industries of Geelong would be complete without reference to the Sparrovale Irrigation Farm carried out under the auspices of the


Geelong Harbor Trust, on the lower reaches of the Barwon, in the Gonnewar-re district. The main entrance to the homestead is at Marshalltown.about


five miles from Geelong. Portion of the property was originally used as a racecourse, whilst the adjacent lands, with few exceptions, were allowed to lie idle.

When the 1 a n d w a s h a n d e d over to the Harbor Trust Commissioners, they conceived the idea that

under proper management what had hitherto been regarded as waste land, was capable of profitable cultivation. With this object in view, no time was

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Sparrovulo Irrigation Farm, Goolong


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lost in draining the land and effecting improvements which bid fair, according to present indications, to make Sparrovale Irrigation Farm one of the most up-to-date and profitable farming ventures in Australasia.

Immediately adjoining the residence of the manager (Mr. Wm. Baird) the nucleus of an extensive nursery has been created, and near this several three-quarter acre blocks have been reserved for the purpose of employees’ cottages A poultry run, calf sheds (subdivided into three pens, to suit varying stages of development), and cattle shelter sheds, are conveniently situated. For the purpose of testing, &e., the cows are kept in lots of fifty, each lot being treated as a separate herd. The dairy buildings are constructed on the latest scientific basis. The lower part of a large two-story brick building is used as a refrigerating room, whilst the milk-testing is done upstairs. Every facility is provided for the various branches of dairy work. The milking shed accommodates fifty cows, twenty-five on each side, and arrangements have been made for the necessary extensions. Twelve Hartnett machines are at present in use, driven by a six h.p. engine. Two circular silos, built of concrete on the Monier principle, are capable of holding nearly five hundred tons each. Every effort is being made to have none but the most profitable breeds of stock on the farm, and with this object in view great care has been shown in the initial selection.

All the land not required solely for stock purposes is now being channelled on the surface for irrigation, and laid with underground piping every five chains for drainage. The pumping plant, which is erected on a barge moored in the river, can be moved as required. It consists of a one hundred and thirty h.p. engine and boiler, driving a pump that delivers six thousand gallons per minute. Already the beneficial effects of this procedure are noticeable, and the various crops have more than fulfilled expectations.

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concrete example of profitably providing a pure milk supply, and demonstrates the possibilities of scientific agriculture in bringing out the latent potentialities of what has hitherto been looked upon as almost barren land.

The farm may be inspected on Wednesday afternoons, and orders to view may be obtained from the office of the Commissioners, Brougham Place.

Parks and Gardens

That the pioneers of this district were far-seeing men is illustrated in many ways, but in nothing did they show their wisdom more clearly than in the provision they made for the reservation of land for the purposes of public parks and gardens. In this respect Geelong is particularly rich, as may be gathered by a perusal of the following brief notices of some of the more important enclosures.

Eastern Park.

Situated on a commanding eminence at the eastern end of the town, and reaching to within a very short distance of the beach, the Eastern Park (or Botanical Gardens) is a prominent feature in the topography of the district. Its area is something over 180 acres, all securely fenced, and provided with a well-kept and spacious carriage-drive, approximating three miles in length. Stately avenues, artistic rockeries, and luxurious flower-beds abound on every side in the outer park, which is an ideal spot for a monster picnic party, and has frequently been the rendezvous of large gatherings from the metropolis and elsewhere. There is a capacious rotunda, an ample water supply.

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swings, and other attractions. The close proximity to the Beach and Mineral Springs also considerably conduces to the popularity of this arboreous retreat. The Eastern Park is justly famous for its magnificent fernery—one of the most comprehensive in Australia. Surmounted by a dome some sixty feet high, the building, which covers an extensive area, is rectangular in shape and constructed of lattice-work. It contains a wealth of arborescent and floricultural rarities, which present a most captivating appearance. The scene is repeated in the adjoining hot-house, where the fragile horticultural products of tropical and other climes blossom in profusion. Associated with the fernery is an artistically arranged fish-pond and rockery, while in the adjacent enclosure fantastic borders and cunningly-worked floral designs charm the eye. The Gardens are within easy walking distance from the centre of the town, the main entrance facing Malop Street, in a direct line from the Railway Station. They can also be reached via the Eastern Beach, the upper road above the Springs leading direct thereto. No visitor to Geelong should neglect the opportunity of inspecting the park, which is so conveniently situated, that even those who arrive by the mid-day boat have time to take a hurried survey of its beauties before returning at four o’clock to the metropolis. An interesting relic in the shape of the first building used in Geelong as a post and telegraph office is preserved in the Gardens.

The Geelong Cricket and Football Club’s property adjoins the rear of the Eastern Park. Here, during the football season, the League senior matches are contested in the presence of thousands of interested spectators, who, from the spacious pavilion and outer enclosure, obtain a magnificent view of one of the finest playing grounds in the State.

Johnstone Park.

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six acres m extent, known as Johnstone Park. The main gates are at the intersection of Malop and Gheringhap Streets, but the park can also be entered from Fenwick or Little Malop Streets. The reserve is endowed with rich green sward and some fine tree avenues. One corner has been enclosed with a fantastic rustic fence, and artistically laid out with rock-work, flowers, ferns, and prettily arranged pathways. The park also contains a spacious band rotunda, where, during the summer months, performances are given two or three times weekly by the Artillery, Town, St. Augustine, and Recliabite Bands. On. such occasions the grounds are brilliantly illuminated with electricity, gas, Chinese lanterns, &c.

The park is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and that its convenient situation and charming environment are keenly appreciated, is apparent from the extensive patronage it receives at all times.

In the Town Hall reserve, contiguous to the park, the grounds are artistically arranged with floral designs.

Kardinia Park.

A magnificent reserve, covering some forty acres in extent, lies in the southern portion of the town, between Moorabool Street and Latrobe Terrace. It is known as Kardinia Park, and during the past few years has come very prominently under notice as the Geelong “Zoo.” The park is controlled by a committee of representative townspeople, who are enthusiastic in their efforts to popularise this charming retreat. A large sum of money has been raised by means of band concerts, the whole of the proceeds being devoted to the beautification of the grounds. At the main entrance, facing Latrobe Terrace, a commanding obelisk has been erected to perpetuate the memory of Geelong soldiers who perished in the South African War. Artificial ponds have been constructed, where rare and beautiful waterfowl and other members of the feathered tribe disport themselves ;

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numerous animals from various parts wander in the capacious enclosures ; whilst in an aviary of attractive design, birds of gay plumage and sweet note charm the eye and enchant the ear. The human-like antics of the inhabitants of the monkeys’ house are also a source of perennial interest. Portions of Kardinia Park are largely used as sports grounds, an enclosure on the west side being provided with a first-class turf wicket. Cabs and ’busses pass at regular intervals, or the park can be reached on foot in about a quarter of an hour’s walk from town.

Queen’s Park.

Perhaps the most picturesque reserve in the whole district is that situated about two miles from the town, known as Queen’s Park. It consists of some sixty acres of luxurious pasture land, thickly planted with wide-spreading trees, lying in the valley of the Barwon, contiguous to its confluence with the Moorabool. The park may be reached via the Newtown ’bus, a few minutes’ walk in a westerly direction from the terminus of which brings 'me to the brow of the hill, from whence the road dips to the Queen’s Bridge, which spans the River at the entrance to the reserve. As one descends this hill, a magnificent landscape is disclosed, whilst, within the park, the majestic grandeur of the surrounding hills, and the sublime solemnity which seems to haunt this region, can only be realised by actual experience. A broad carriage-way runs through the park, skirting the River to the junction, and there is no impediment to prevent the visitor securing a conveyance and driving from town direct. Two rotundas for the use of patrons, and a copious fresh water supply and other conveniences, add to the pleasure of a day’s outing in this sylvan glade. Certain portions of the enclosure are admirably adapted for football, cricket and other pastimes. Hot water can be obtained at all hours from the caretaker’s cottage. The enthusiastic angler will find ample scope

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for the exercise of his skill in the River, which washes the park on three sides. At the western end of the reserve, where the famous Buckley’s Falls are situated, the scenery is rugged and grand in the extreme. The River at this spot is thickly strewn with majestic boulders, and, except in flood time, can be easily crossed. If the visitor does not mind the walk, after crossing here he may return to town via Fyansford and Herne Hill. Opposite the crossing place, the massive Paper Mills rise almost from the water’s edge, whilst at the termination of the “race,” the water thunders over the wall on to the rocks below, presenting an awe-inspiring effect. On the top of the first hill rising from Queen’s Park, the auxiliary reservoir, from which part of the Geelong water supply is derived, is constructed. It presents the appearance of a small lake, and, taken in conjunction with the magnificent view obtained therefrom, amply compensates for the climb which is necessary to gain the summit of the hill. Portion of the land in this vicinity is being utilised for the furtherance of the Government’s Closer Settlement scheme, and the hillside is dotted with small cottages.

From here the journey homeward may be made across the hills to Highton, and thence via Prince Albert or Barwon Bridge. This, of course, would entail a walk of considerable distance. Queen’s Park is a favorite resort of river parties, the trip from Barwon Bridge, at the foot of Moorabool Street, to the landing stage at the park by pleasure boat being most delightful. The annual encampment of the Public School cadet forces is held in Queen’s Park towards the end of the year.

Other Reserves.

In addition to those already enumerated, Geelong possesses several smaller reserves. Amongst others may be mentioned Harding Park and Austin Park, near the Transvaal Square, on the Eastern Beach ; the

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Pevensey Crescent Reserve, abutting on Malop Street, near the entrance to the Botanical Gardens ; and the well-kept gardens at the rear of the theatre in the Market Square.


Rivers and Lakes




In dealing with the industries of the town, reference has been made to the prominent position the Barwon River occupies. But it is not merely on account of its commercial importance that it claims attention. As a centre of scenic beauty, as a favorite angling ground, and as a boating resort, it possesses exceptional qualifications. In the vicinity of Geelong, the River is crossed by three bridges—the Barwon, the Prince Albert, and the Queen’s. The first is a massive iron structure at the foot of Moorabool Street, originally built to the order of the Russian Government, but ultimately secured by the Victorian authorities, and erected here in i860. It is spanned by three arches, and, in addition to the main roadway, has special side paths for foot passengers. Across this bridge a considerable volume of traffic passes daily to and from the surrounding district. Between the Barwon Bridge and Prince Albert Bridge (which lies at the foot of the West Melbourne Road), there is a fine expanse of open water, which is largely used by rowing enthusiasts. Here it is, too, that the Barwon Regatta—one of the most important aquatic carnivals —is carried out annually. The whole of the southern bank is free of obstacles, and vehicles, cyclists and horsemen follow the crews from start to finish as they race down the course. The Prince Albert Bridge is a powerful wooden edifice, across which much of the traffic from the Barrabool Hills is carried. In the

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vicinity of this bridge some magnificent river scenery is encountered. From this point round to Queen’s Bridge, the banks are unimpeded, and can be explored at leisure by the visitor, who will find a never-ending vista of dainty vignettes strewing his pathway.

At holiday seasons the Barwon is extensively used as a means of reaching the camping grounds at Lake Connevvarre, Ocean Grove, and Barwon Heads, the journey possessing many attractive features. It is desirable, however, that some member of the party be conversant with the vagaries of the route, otherwise disaster may accrue. At the outset, ‘ ‘ crossing the Break ” is a somewhat critical operation, as also is the passage through the Lakes. If these difficulties are provided for (and they disappear when the services of an experienced boatman are secured), the trip will be found a most delightful one. On entering the Lakes some magnificent scenery is discovered, and all through this region, as the boat winds in and out the numerous connecting channels, fresh beauties and charms are continually appearing. The Connewarre Lakes are a favorite resort for sportsmen, the locality being one that is much frequented by ducks, swans, and other varieties of waterfowl. Excellent fishing is likewise obtainable. If desired, the Lakes can be reached by road from Geelong, the drive being a very enjoyable one ; but to experience the full delights of this lovely region, the journey by water is much more preferable.

The Moorabool River has many romantic surroundings, although they are not so easily accessible as are those of the Barwon. A typical specimen of the Moorabool scenery can be obtained by traversing Herne Hill in a north-westerly direction to the rear of the New General Cemetery. By crossing “ Coghill’slog,” which spans the River at this point, the rough boulder-strewn country known as the Dog Rocks is reached. Here the sportsman will find congenial occupation, while the naturalist and geologist will revel in its treasures.

The course of the Moorabool can be followed for several miles, scenes of surpassing beauty continually appearing. The fishing in this stream is deserving of special mention. As the result of the efforts of the Geelong Fish Acclimatising Society, the waters have from time to time been liberally stocked with English trout and other varieties of imported fish. Some of these have grown to a very large size, and even the expert angler will find his ingenuity taxed to the utmost in securing them.

To reach, the majestic railway viaduct which spans the River above Batesford, and in the vicinity of which excellent sport can be obtained, it is desirable to take the train as far as the Moorabool station, six miles from Geelong, on the Ballarat line.



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Popular Drives

In addition to possessing so many natural attractions within its own borders, Geelong also occupies a unique position as the radiating centre from whence some magnificent excursions may be taken at trifling cost, and in a very short space of time. Herein lies one of Geelong’s greatest advantages, for even if it were possible to exhaust the charms of the town itself, the visitor would find himself but on the threshold of the beauties which surround this district. The roads are in excellent condition, and driving or cycling parties will find no limit to the number of pleasant outings that may be obtained with the greatest ease.

Heard’s Hill “Look out.”

It may be safely asserted, without fear of contradiction, that nowhere in Victoria can a more fascinating panorama of river, ocean, town and rural scenery be obtained with such ease as is secured by a visit to Ceres, at the crown of the Barrabool Hills.

Procuring a conveyance in town, the visitor crosses the River via the Barwon or Prince Albert Bridges. Just beyond the latter, the road passes through the picturesque rural hamlet known as Highton, its tempting orchards and glimpses of farm life being truthful indications of the wealth of the surrounding lands. From Highton the road rises sharply to the cutting called Fisher’s Hill, which, though steep, is easily negotiated. From any point on this part of the road, a fine view is obtainable of the town and Bay, as well as of the flat country stretching south-east towards the ocean. But, enchanting as is this picture, it is completely eclipsed by the one obtained from Heard’s Hill—an eminence on the left hand side as one nears the brow of the slope.

When the Government recently acquired this land for the purposes of Closer Settlement, the Geelong Progress Association purchased a small block for the creation of a public reserve. Aided by a grant of ^50 from the Hon. the Minister of Lands (Mr. Mackey), the sum of ^100 was obtained with which to carry out necessary improvements. The land has now been securely enclosed, while in the centre a substantial rotunda or “look-out station” has been erected, as shown in the accompanying illustration.

Standing on this commanding altitude, the visitor is enthralled by the panorama. Far as the eye can reach, the scene is one of transcendent beauty and variety. Far off, the boundless ocean sparkles in the sunshine, whilst on its bosom pass to and fro various craft, whose passage through the Heads is plainly traceable. All along the coast the positions of the various watering places can be easily located, the long ridge of sand-hills gleaming white in the offing, and terminating in the outstanding “ Bluff” which marks the situation of Barwon Heads. By the aid of a good glass, even more remote objects can be descried— amongst others, the shipping at Williamstown. In

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the intervening distance between the coast-line and the point of vision, various landmarks on the level country for miles around can be discerned. The Barwon River, flowing at the foot of the hills around the southern portion of the town, can be traced in all its windings through the Connewarre Lakes to the sea ; the town itself, and all its approaches, lies at the foot of the onlooker ; far out across the Bay the ranges beyond the metropolis loom clear and distinct; nearer at hand, but still in reality at considerable distance, like silent sentinels, the three peaks of the You Yangs keep their guard; still further round, the Anakies raise their heads, anon giving place to those landmarks of the Golden City — Buninyong and Warrenheip; while all around the enraptured gazer are apparent the evidences of rural prosperity which have made the Barrabool Hills famous throughout Australia.

One great advantage which this locality has over other attractions in the district, is its proximity to the town. The distance to the “Look-out ” is only about four and a half miles from the Post Office, and it can easily be reached in a half hour’s drive.

Batesford and Fyansford.

If not pressed for time the visitor, after leaving the “ Look-out,” may continue his journey through the village of Ceres (which is the centre of some of the richest agricultural and farming land in Victoria), cross Ceres Bridge, and thence homeward by way of Fyansford or Batesford. The latter route will be found the more pleasant. It skirts the “ Dog Rocks,” with their rugged surroundings, and passes through the picturesquely situated village of Batesford, and the historic locality designated Bell Post Hill.

The return journey via Fyansford is the shorter of the two, the round trip, when this route is utilised, occupying about two and a half hours, while, if Batesford is included, the time taken would be about an hour longer. If the Fyansford road is selected, the trip to Batesford may be reserved for a future occasion, when a pleasurable drive may be anticipated, the village being situated about six miles from Geelong.

Eastern Park and Beach.

The drive through the Eastern Park is a very popular mode of enjoyment, the carriage-way approximating three miles in length. The Progress Association recently placed a gate at the north-east corner, near Limeburners’ Point, and visitors after completing the circuit of the park may return to town via the Eastern Beach, passing the Mineral Springs ett route. The drive may also be extended round the Western Beach to Herne Hill, and the return journey made via Geelong West or the northern part of Newtown.

Belmont and Highton.

A pleasant drive may be experienced by crossing the Barwon Bridge at the foot of Moorabool Street, thence through Belmont and Highton, and returning by way of Princes Bridge and Newtown.

Point Henry.

Persons having limited time at their disposal, and desiring a pleasant outing, will have their wish gratified by a drive to Point Henry. The distance from town is about six miles, the road for the greater part of the journey skirting the shores of the Bay, and passing near the “Salt Garden,’’ shown on opposite page. At the Point a beautiful shelly beach will be found, stretching for a considerable distance, while the view obtained is most charming.

The once popular Bellarine Tea Gardens, situated in the vicinity, have been converted into an extensive farm, from which the boats of one of the leading shipping firms are supplied with poultry and other produce.

North Shore.

A somewhat similar drive to that to Point Henry may be made in an opposite direction, the destination being North Shore. Here also there is a magnificent

beach frontage, the esplanade extending for some miles round this portion of the Bay. Several handsome residences have been erected in this locality, which will probably make considerable progress in the near future.

Lara and the You Vangs.

A very popular and pleasant drive is that to Lara, situated ou the Melbourne Road, about nine miles from town. The rugged You Vangs may also be included in this outing, the view from the top of Station Peak being magnificent. The distance from Geelong is about fifteen miles. The You Yangscan also be reached by train to Little River, followed by a four-mile walk. Although the ascent is somewhat rough, this is quite forgotten when the summit is attained, and the panorama of the surrounding country disclosed. Sportsmen will find this a congenial locality.

Lovely Banks.

Lovely Banks, situated some six miles from town, is noteworthy mainly on account of its being the locale of the settling ponds of the Geelong Water Supply, and also the headquarters of the Geelong Fish Acclimatising Society. The latter organisation, established over thirty years ago, is the pioneer of its kind in Australia, and still occupies the leading position. The various stages of fish production are intensely interesting. When first hatched, the fry are placed in shallow trays, passing from one receptacle to another as they develop, until they are taken from the hatchery and placed in the outside ponds. These latter are about six in number, varying from 30 to 60 feet long, 15 to 20 feet wide, and 3 to 4 feet deep. Here the young fish rapidly expand until fit for removal. Most of the leading streams of Victoria have been stocked with the products of the Geelong works, and even such a distant place as Perth, in Western Australia, has received supplies therefrom. Both the acclimatising property and the settling ponds are under the able-supervision of Mr. Bradley, who will he found most courteous to visitors who desire to inspect the surroundings. The hatcheries are shortly to be taken over by the Government, and removed to North Geelong.

Anakie Cior^e.

Anakie Gorge—the centre of some of the wildest and most rugged scenery in the State—is located about 30 miles from town, in a north-westerly direction, the route passing near Lovely Banks. The surpassing magnificence of this region is as yet comparatively unknown even to local residents. A visit of inspection was made recently by a number of prominent townspeople, who returned enraptured with the outing. From the entrance to the Gorge until the head-works of the Geelong Water Supply are reached, the track runs through timbered country, lising up on either side into massive hills, the surface of which is distorted into fantastic shapes by gigantic boulders, rugged stumps, and variegated foliage. Here and there glimpses of the running creek are obtained, adding additional charm to a locality which seems to possess an indescribable grandeur. At the head of the defile the natural contour of the country has been utilised for the construction of dams, by which vast sheets of water have been enclosed in huge basins. These may be traversed in various directions, the course lying amid most fascinating surroundings. The first portion of the Gorge is under the supervision of Mr. Clayton, while the district embracing the head-works is looked after by Mr. Bartlett. If the services of either of these gentlemen as guide can be secured, the trip will be found additionally interesting. The most convenient way to visit the Gorge is by making up a party of, say, eighteen or twenty. If this is done, special arrangements for the outing can be made with the local livery-stable proprietors at a very moderate cost.

The Wallington.

The drive to the Wallington Strawberry Gardens and Hotel has always been a most popular one. The distance is eight miles from Geelong, on the Queens-cliff Road, via Moolap and Leopold. At a very small cost, refreshments will be served within the precincts of the gardens, which are delightfully situated, and specially adapted for the enjoyment of alfresco meals. The Wallington is a favorite rendezvous of walking and driving parties. By prior arrangement (by letter or otherwise) with the proprietor of the hostelry, patrons may rely on finding substantial meals prepared at any hour required, at nominal cost, hrom the gardens an excellent view of the Lakes and surrounding country is secured.

St. Albans and Breakwater.

The drive to .St. Albans and the Breakwater, iir a south-easterly direction from the town proper, is by no means devoid of attraction. The spacious Show Grounds and Racecourse are passed en mule, also the St. Albans estate, which during the lifetime of the late Mr. W. R. Wilson, was so well known amongst racing enthusiasts. The Breakwater is the home of some of the principal tanneries and fellmongeries of the State.

Other Excursions.

The foregoing by no means exhausts the list of pleasant drives contiguous to Geelong. For example, a nineteen-mile trip to Darriwell (where good accommodation can be obtained) will afford an opportunity en ionic of observing the thriving township of Bannockburn (formerly Leigh Road) and the adjacent country ; in the opposite direction, a tour to Winchel-sea (23 miles) will take one through \\ aurn Ponds and Mount Moriac; while in a westerly course, Murgheboluc (14 miles) and Inverleigh (19 miles) are. encountered.

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Apart from the fact that Geelong itself ranks amongst the principal watering-places of the State, it has the additional distinction of being the most convenient place from which excursions may be made to some of the leading seaside resorts on the Southern Ocean and other parts of the coast, &c. Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Torquay, Bream Creek, Queens-cliff, Point Lonsdale, Portarlington, Clifton Springs, Anglesea, ¿fcc., are all within an hour or two’s drive from Geelong, with which they are in direct daily communication. Visitors to Geelong are provided with every facility for inspecting these localities, as during the summer months special excursions are arranged each day by the coach proprietors. As the return fare is very nominal, these daily drag excursions are extensively patronised. The local papers, from day to day, contain full particulars of the projected drives. Below will be found a brief epitome of some of the main attractions of these deservedly popular holiday resorts.

Portarlington.

On V ednesday and Saturday afternoons a delightful trip on the briny can be made for the small sum of one shilling return. On the days mentioned, the “Courier” and “ Excelsior ” meet at Portarlington, and the excursionists from Geelong tranship from the former vessel, and are landed at Moorabool Street again before 7 p.m. Portarlington can also be reached by coach, or by travelling by the morning boat from Geelong, and rejoining it on its return journey from the metropolis. A few hours may be passed very enjoyably on the fine beach surrounding: the Port.

Clifton Springs and Drysdale.

A short distance from Drysdale (about 14 miles from Geelong), the celebrated Clifton Mineral Springs are met with. It seems almost superfluous to dilate at any length upon the merits of this charming neighbourhood, and the wonderful nature of its waters, because they are already so famous throughout the State. The Springs have from time to time been subjected to the keenest analytical scrutiny, and their properties—magnesia, seltzer, sulphur, soda and iron —have invariably received the highest commendation. The handsomely-fitted springs, baths, and other accessories are situated in close proximity to a most attractive beach. A commodious hotel overlooks the waters, and here, as well as at several of the adjoining cottages, first-class accommodation is obtainable. From the pier, which extends for a considerable distance into the Bay, a fine view of the passing shipping is secured. Clifton Springs can also be reached by boat to Portarlington, the trip from Geelong to the latter place occupying about an hour and a half. From the Port, conveyances run to and from the Springs—a distance of about seven miles. This road skirts the coast-line, and incidentally discloses some very taking views. No visitor to Geelong should neglect the opportunity afforded of seeing what is undoubtedly destined to become one of the most extensively patronised watering places in the Southern Hemisphere. The United Service Home, for veterans of the army and navy, is situated at Drysdale, and can be inspected by visitors.

Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale.

Being distant only about 20 miles from Geelong, Queenscliff is easily accessible for a day’s outing, either by rail or road. If the latter method is adopted, a pleasant drive will be experienced through varying phases of rural scenery. In addition to the daily ¿rain service, the Railway Department runs a special excursion to Queenscliff every Wednesday afternoon during the summer months. This train leaves Geelong about 2 o’clock, returning from the Cliff at 7.30 o’clock. The return fare is based on a very low scale. Full particulars will be found in the local papers.

Point Lonsdale is connected with Queenscliff by ’busses, which run at regular intervals.

Ocean Grove.

Ocean Grove is situated about 15 miles from Geelong, on a wooded eminence, from which a magnificent uninterrupted view of the coast-line from Point Lonsdale to Cape Otway is obtained, whilst, far as the eye can reach, the boundless ocean stretches southward. Ocean Grove has made rapid strides in popular favor during the past few years, its transcendent advantages having been prominently advertised by the local Improvement Association. Ample accommodation is provided at two commodious Coffee Palaces, as well as at several of the prettily situated villas which dot the slopes. Bathing-boxes have been erected along the beach, the sand-dunes planted with marram grass, summer-houses built, and neat pathways cleared. Apart from its river and ocean scenery, Ocean Grove is blessed with a magnificent sandy beach, stretching from the mouth of the River right round to Point Lonsdale, forming a delightful promenade and cycling track On the River side splendid camping-grounds will be found amongst the ti-tree, and in holiday seasons is dotted with tents. There is an abundance of fishing and shooting in the vicinity, while the boating enthusiast can enjoy himself to the full. Being the headquarters of a number of fishermen, there is no lack of boats, and these can be hired by the day or hour for a trifling sum. Ocean Grove is specially adapted for a quiet holiday, and as a family resort possesses qualifications unsurpassed. Coaches run daily to and from Geelong, the journey occupying about two hours. There is a daily mail, the Melbourne newspapers are available before mid-day, telegraphic

communication, and every other convenience for the enjoyment and comfort of patrons, including excellent golf links.

Newington, a fertile spot, about two miles from Ocean Grove, is the centre of an extensive fruit-growing area, and a drive past the various orchards will be found a source of pleasure.

A pleasant drive may also be taken from Ocean Grove to Oueenseliff, there being ample time to inspect many of the principal attractions of the fortress town, and return to the Grove the same day.

Barwon Heads.

This popular seaside resort is situated about 14 miles from Geelong, in a south-easterly direction. As its name implies, it marks the locality where the Barwon River reaches the ocean ; and naturally at such a point the scenery and surrounding objects possess many striking attractions unknown elsewhere. The most prominent feature of the region is the rugged headland popularly known as “ The Bluff,” which is one of the most pronounced landmarks on the coast. The township itself is laid out on the northern side of the slope, the majority of the houses (of which there are a considerable number) facing the River. Originally a wild waste, this region has been transformed into an ideal holiday resort. For the convenience of visitors, summer-houses, shelter sheds and seats have been liberally scattered about. A fine hostelry has been erected, with recreation hall, tennis court, and other conveniences, and under capable management is proving a valuable adjunct to the charms of the Heads. As may be readily imagined, the view from the Bluff is one of awe-inspiring grandeur. Northward, the level country right back to Geelong, the course of the River, in its windings through the Connewarre Lakes, and the many intervening landmarks stand out distinct’y ; whilst in an opposite direction, the grandeur of the ocean and the fascinating coastal scenery can be depicted far as the eye can reach. Unlike Ocean

Grove (which is situated on the opposite bank of the River), the coast-line at Barwon Heads is richly embellished with rugged boulders and reefs, upon which the ocean thunders with unceasing rhythm. Fishing and shooting abound, the votaries of the former being especially catered for, as they may indulge their propensities' either from the rocks facing the ocean, or more peaceably angle from a boat anchored in the River. Barwon Heads is connected by post and telegraph with Geelong, from which town coaches run daily.

Bream Creek.

Bream Creek—the nearest to Geelong of the southern watering places—has up to- the present escaped the influences of civilisation, so far as residential matters are concerned. This does not, however, mean that it is unpopular. On the contrary, it is a favorite rendezvous for a day’s outing; whilst, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, its peculiar merits as a camping-ground are largely availed of, tents of every conceivable shape and size peeping out in all directions from under the ti-tree. The locality is particularly remarkable for the vast quantities of sand which in the course of ages have become piled up into large hummocks, extending for a considerable distance along the shore. The coast-line here is somewhat of a combination of that met with at Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads, for whereas the former possesses a beautiful beach, and the latter a wealth of rocks—Bream Creek rejoices in both. The scenery adjacent to the Creek is very pretty, and from the waters of the same excellent sport is obtainable. Bream Creek is about 12 miles from town, and although not connected by coach, conveyances can always be secured at a reasonable charge, which is more than compensated for by the pleasure which inevitably accrues to a day’s outing at this charming resort.

Torquay.

Torquay, or “The Creek,’’ as Geelongites familiarly term it, is distant about fourteen miles from Geelong, the road passing through Belmont, Germantown and Mount Duneed. During the past few years building operations have been carried on with vigor, and right through the summer months there is a continual influx of visitors from all parts. The main portion of the township is built upon a slope rising from the sea on one side, and Spring Creek on the other. There is a commodious hostelry, and ample accommodation for patrons. Rock and river fishing is largely indulged in, whilst in the surrounding country the sportsman finds himself thoroughly at home. As a bathing resort, Torquay possesses exceptional advantages. The coast-line in this locality is broken by a number of nicely-rounded curves or bays, which, being well sheltered, afford ample scope for the enjoyment of this exhilarating pastime At certain points there is a profusion of gigantic rocks and boulders, and the cliff is inundated with miniature waterfalls, ponds, and caves. As at the other watering-places named, a majestic view can be obtained from the cliffs. Coaches run daily to and from Geelong, and there is every convenience in the way of postal, telegraph, and other matters.

Anglesea.

Were it not for the fact that its distance from Geelong (26 miles) renders it rather far for a day’s outing, Anglesea would undoubtedly supplant many of its rivals as the most popular pleasure resort in the district. For those who can spare two or three days, or a longer period, no more enjoyable combination of river, ocean, and mountain scenery could be selected. Anglesea may be reached via Torquay, or Waurn Ponds and Jan Juc. The former road skirts the cliffs for a considerable distance, whilst the latter runs through a typical portion of the Cape Otway

Forest. The Anglesea district is only sparsely populated, but excellent accommodation can be obtained. The River is navigable from the source to the mouth, which, except at flood-time, is obstructed by a sandbank. The scenery bordering the river is delightful, fairy-dells and fern-nooks peeping out from the dense forest which rises up on all sides. Here, as at each of the other resorts referred to, the photographer will find himself surrounded with a plethora of desirable views. A lovely sandy beach stretches from Point Addis, on the east, to Point Roadknight, on the west, backed by towering cliffs, from the summit of which an extensive view right down to Cape Otway, and including Lome, can be obtained. A short distance from the shore a line of reefs is plainly discernible at low water, and upon which the waters beat with tremendous force, as was experienced by the ill-fated “ I n ver loch y,” which met her doom here a few years since. At Point Roadknight, which can be reached by walking round the beach, some splendid specimens of rugged coast scenery are encountered ; whilst from the rocks in the neighbourhood excellent sea fishing is invariably secured by the enthusiastic angler who does not mind an occasional deluge of spray. In the River, too, the fishing is good. An abundance of shooting can be obtained in the immediate vicinity. Anglesea is connected by coach with Geelong.

Airey’s Inlet.

Some nine miles beyond Anglesea (with which it is connected by coach) is situated Airey’s Inlet, which for rugged and majestic coast scenery stands almost unrivalled. It is here that the famous Split Point Lighthouse is located, and from the cliff on which it is erected the wide waste of ocean in all its varying moods presents a sublime effect. One of the “ lions” Airey s Inlet is the mammoth detached rock, which, standing out in the ocean some little distance from thè land, presents an immovable front upon which the

waters crash preparatory to breaking into immense clouds of spray. Apart from its ocean scenery, Airey’s Inlet possesses many other diversified attractions, whilst as a shooting and fishing resort, it outdistances most of its rivals.


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Cycling Routes



Geelong has always been a favorite resort for cyclists. The roads in the town and suburbs are excellent, whilst, with one or two exceptions, the same may be said regarding the surrounding district. The following information regarding some of the more desirable of the cycling tours will be found useful :—

Route 1.—To BARWON HEADS.

South, passing through South Geelong, over the Barwon Bridge, through Belmont 2 miles, Marshalltown 2 miles, C011-newarre Lakes 7 miles, to Barwon Heads, a favorite watering place on the coast, 14 miles. The road is fairly good, a few sandy patches after the first 8 miles.

Route 2.—To QUEENSCLIFF, via BARWON HEAD8.

On reaching Barwon Heads across the Barwon River, which at this point runs into the sea, a ferry boat will take you over with the machine for 6d. to Ocean Grove, then follow the coast for 6 miles. A more delightful ride would be hard to find along the sand to Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. It would be as well to ascertain at the Barwon Heads Coffee Palace how the tides run, it being much easier work when the tide is low. The return journey may be taken by main road from Queenscliff to Geelong.

Route 3.-T0 CONNEWARRE LAKES.

Westerly, passing through East Geelong on to the Queenscliff Road, passing through Moolap, up the stiff Kensington Hill nearly a mile long, the road here branches off to the right at the top of Kensington Hill. A splendid view of the Lakes and the surrounding country for several miles may be had, the distance is from Geelong about 9 miles. The road is good for the first 8 miles, it is not quite so good after leaving the main road.

Route 4—To W4LLINGTON, 8 miles.

Oil tlie main Queenscliff Road in the same direction as-Route 3, keep straight on instead of turning off to the left to visit the Lakes. At Wallington is the famous strawberry and fruit gardens, a great resort of wheelmen. Splendid road the whole wav.

Route 5,-To OCEAN GROVE.

Take Queenscliff Road same direction as Route 4. After reaching about the 10-mile post the cyclist leaves the main road, going due south at the intersection of the four cross roads, north road to Drysdale and Portarlington, east to Queenscliff, and south to Ocean Grove. The road after leaving main road is very fair, a few sandy patches being the only hindrance. The return journey from Ocean Grove to Geelong may be varied by crossing the Barwon River at the Heads, and taking the Barwon Heads road home.

Route 6. -To QUEENSCLIFF.

Same direction as Route 5, passing through Wallington. The last portion of the road after leaving Wallington is indifferent until nearing Queenscliff, sandy and rough in places. The distance to Queenscliff is 20 miles.

Route 7—To DRYSDALE and PORTARLINGTON.

Through Kensington 7 miles, to Drysdale 14 miles, Port arlington 19 miles. The road is good the first 10 miles, afterwards patchy. After leaving Drysdale some very hilly country is met. The return journey may be varied by taking the boat back to Geelong.

Route 8—To BATESFORD.

This is a very pretty ride, only one hill being 011 the way. Batesford is very prettily situated on the Moorabool River, about 6 miles from Geelong. Care should be taken to dismount on reaching the hill at Batesford, as the grade is very steep. None but expert riders should attempt to ride down it. Many serious accidents have happened here through carelessness.

Route 9—To ANAKIE, North-West from Geelong.

This is one of the best roads in the district, distance 18 miles to Anakie. The return journey may be varied Ijv going on to Steiglitz 7 miles, and back through Leigh Road', distance 10, Geelong 26 miles. Leaving Anakie, take the first turn to the left up the Brisbane Ranges. A magnificent view of the surrounding country will be had here. The road or track right through the forest is of course very bad, though rideable.

Route lO.-To INVER LEIGH.

West from Geelong, passing through Fvansford 3 miles, Murgheboluc 14 miles, to lnverleigh 19 miles; fairlv good road. The return journey may be varied by proceeding to Shelford 8 miles further on, returning via Teesdale, Gheringhap, and Batesford.

Route 11.—To WINCHELSEA.

Over Barwon Bridge, through Belmont, Waurn Ponds, Mount Moriac 12 miles, Lake Town 16 miles, Winchelsea 23 miles. With the exception of the first 5 miles to Waurn Ponds the roads are excellent the whole way. The road may be varied by returning via Inverleigh. The road, however, is not good.

Route 12.—To ANGLESEA and AIREY’S INLET.

South-West through Belmont, Waurn Ponds 5 miles, Freshwater Creek 10 miles, Jan Juc 16 miles, then 9 miles through the forest to Anglesea 26 miles. Airey’s Inlet is 9 miles further along the coast; the whole distance may be ridden along the sand. Refreshments may be procured at Mrs. Guudry’s, Jan Juc, at moderate charges; the roads are fair.

Route 13.—To LORNE.

Same direction as Koute 12, through Anglesea, Airey’s Inlet, and Grassy Creek to Lome, 46 miles. The return journey may be varied by Deans Mar-li and Winchelsea. The distance is somewhere about the same, the road is very fair, first-class in places, scenery splendid.

Route 14.-To TORQUAY.

Through Belmont, Germantown, Mount Duneed, to Torquay ; 14 miles, fair road, sandy in places.

Route 15.—To BREAM CREEK.

Through Marshalltown 12 miles.

Route 16.—To GNARWARRE.

Ten miles. Through Belmont, Higliton, Ceres, to Guar-warre.

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6 ,'N/^. O"    1    "

Seaside Coach Fares

During the summer months special daily excursions to the various seaside resorts are arranged by the local coach proprietors, at considerably reduced fares. The following list shows the ordinary return fare, available for one month from date of issue:—

Geelong to Torquay, return fare ...... 050

Geelong to    Barwon Heads, return fare    ...    050

Geelong to    Ocean Grove, return fare    ...    050

Geelong to Anglesea, return fare ...... o 9 o

Geelong to    Airey’s Inlet, return fare    ...    o 14 o

Geelong to    Clifton Springs, return fare    ...    040


1

Cabs and ’Busses



There are two cab ranks in Geelong—in Ryrie and Malop Streets respectively. At each place there is a comfortable cabmen’s shelter, which is connected with the telephone exchange. The hansom cab rank is situated in the western portion of Malop Street.


The following are the authorised hackney rates and fares :—

BY THE DAY.

carriage

For any twelve consecutive hours, between five o’clock a.m. and ten o’clock p.m.

£

s.

d.

(two horses)...............

I

10

0

Ditto (one horse) ... ... ... ... ... If exceeding twelve hours, for each additional

I

0

o

half hour or fraction thereof ......

BY TIME (at the option of the hirer)

O

I

0

For every half hour ............

0

2

0

For every hour ...............

For every quarter of an hour, or fraction

O

3

0

thereof, beyond the half hour or hour ... BY DISTANCE.

O

0

9


(To be computed from place of hiring to most distant point of the journey therefrom.)

For one or two persons, per mile ...... o    I    o

For each additional person, each ...... o    o    6

Four or more persons, not exceeding six

miles, per mile, each ......... o    o    6

Half miles commenced surplus to the last completed mile to be in each case charged proportionately.

Starting from Moorabool Street, ’busses run at regular intervals, on the following routes (fare, 3d.):— Newtown, to Jeffrey’s Fernery, near Queen’s Park. Belmont, via Kardinia Park and Barwon Bridge.

North Geelong, via Western Beach.

East Geelong, via Eastern Cemetery.

West Geelong, via Pakington Street to Golf Links.

Herne Hill, via Convent, terminus near Fyansford and Western Cemetery.

SHRIMPTON & STRONG, auctioneer,

probate IDalucrs.


in all parts of the Town.


HOUSE PROPERTIES EOR SALE AND TO LET ::    ::    ::    ::

Prompt Account

AUCTION SALES CONDUCTED. Sal«s. ",ith cheque

right away.

INSURANCES


of every kind effected at Lowest Rates. Every assistance given in arranging Insurances.

NOTE OUR ADDRESS—

Shrimpton & Strong,

150 RYRIE STREET, GEELONG.

ADVANC]^] GEELONG!

For 55 Years past the Firm of

Hendy, Leary&G.

General Auctioneers and financial Agents

Have been associated with the progress and development of Geei.ong and District

Visitors from any part of Australia who contemplate making their home in or about Geelong should at once communicate with us :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

Houses and Land for sale in all parts of Geelong. :: :: Also nice Suburban Homes and Profitable Farms. :: Buyers driven round to inspect by motor car :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::

HENDY, LEARY & CO.

(Established 1853)

General Auctioneers, rinancial and estate --Agents--

•Offices at

Geelong ::    ::    ::    :: Telephone No. 24.

--AND AT--

72 Swanston St., Melbourne ,, No. 3825.

Establishes 1S75

WE have the fullest P E R S ON AL knowledge of every Property in the Geelong district

THOMAS ROADKNIGHT

■    ■■    = AND CO.    =

Huctioneers, Jfarm & Mouse Hgents

87 MOORABOOL STREET, GEELONG

Telephone ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    No. 63

SALES OF FARMS A SPECIALITY Auction Sales conducted in all parts of the State SWORN \ ALUATIOXS made for Probate or otherwise

Large numbers of Houses mid Allotments FOR SALE, Geelong or Seaside (Barwon Heads, Torquay, or Ocean Grove) ::    ::    ::    :: Cash or Terms

- CHIEF AGENTS FOR -

IRorvvicb lllnion jfire llnsurancc Society

Lowest Rates ::    ::    ::    Prompt Settlements

Fullest Particulars sent on application of any class of Property

WRITE OR CALL ON US l

(T-0^0 '-{y j


BUSINESS ESTABLISHED OVER 50 YEARS.

JL BLOPIFIELD BROWN * GO.,

Government and General Auctioneer, Sworn Valuer and Licensed Auditor

Telephone Xo. 17. LITTLE MALOP STREET, QEELONG.

N.B.—Visitors to Geelong will find above-named offices by turning down James Street from Kyrie Street, at the Com mereiai Bank corner.


fiouse,

£and, Insurance,

FINANCIAL

...AND...

General Agents.


Auction Sales of Real and Personal Estate conducted in Town or Country.


Valuations made of Real and Personal Kstate.

Stocks and Shares bought and sold Country Properties Salesmen. Absentee Proprietors’ Business carefully managed.

Trust Kstate Accounts faithfully kept.

Chief Agents, for Geelong and District to the Commercial Union Assurance Co., which is the leading Fire Insurance Company in Australia. Agents to the Perpetual Kxecutors and Trustees Association of Australia Limited.


TOYNE BROS. & WALSH

[J. W. TOYNK T. P. WALSH HERBERT TOYXE]

Prompt


4k

v


Settlements


Stock, Station

...AND...

| GENERAL COMMISSION AGENTS,

No 10 MALOP STREET, GEELONG


(In premises foimerly occupied by Messrs. Howe, Thornton and Palmer)


and


Personal


Supervision


by the


«0

$

■0'

«

(0

0


Auction Sales of Fat and Store Sheep and Cattle at the Corporation Yards, Geelong, every Monday.

ALL STOCK CLASSED AND SOLD BY MEMBERS OF THE FIRM.

Account Sales and Proceeds posted on evening of sale :: ::


Principals ...a... -feature of our Business


Clearing Sales conducted in any part of the State.

First-class lines of Sheep and Cattle for private sale ::    ::    ::

Money to Lend on Freeholds at Lowest Current Rates :: ::

Agricultural and Grazing Properties for Sale.

GEELONG AND WESTERN DISTRICT ESTATES A SPECIALTY.

Abundant Rainfall.

Good Roads.

Exceptional Railway Facilities.

...AGENTS FOR...

The Australian Mortgage Land & Finance Co. Ltd., Melb. The Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co.

Up-to-date W.B. Houie, containing 6 rooms 1. and p.), enclosed vestibule, wash-hous*. bathronn, stable and coach-house, conservatory, electric light, bells, gas stove. Land, 54 x 130, to street at rear. Close to Beach.

W. G. MADDEN, Estate Agent,

169 RYRIE ST. (One door Hast front Aloorabool St.) Tel.489



Close to Town

T

£750

W.B. Villa, 6 rooms, kitchen, electric light and bells, bathroom and washhouse, stable and buggy shed. Land, 45 x 150.

Send for my new Illustrated Catalogue of Houses, Building Blocks,, and Farms ; also, Plan of Geelong. Post free on application.

A.J.YOURG&eO.

Auctioneer, House and Land Agents,

43 MALOP STREET, GEELONG.

Properties for Sale in all parts of Geelong and District.

Easy Terms of Purchase can be arranged.

Auction Sales conducted. Valuations made for Probate, &c.

Fire Insurances effected at Lowest Current Rates in the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company.

H. T. SUTTERBY,

Machinery and General Commission Agent

RY [¿IE STREET, GEELONG.

LOCAL AGENCIES:


8

ALL FARMING REQUISITES.


Massey-Harris Co.’s

Harvesters, Binders, Drills, Disc Plows, Cultivators, &c.

Blackstone Oil Engines.

Perfect Separators.

Buncle’s Horse Works and Chaff-cutters.


Colonial Manures Co.’s Star Phosphate, &c.

Hartnett Milking Machines. Royal Exchange Assurance Co.

Mutual Life Association of Australasia.

Mutual Live Stock Insurance Co.


EDWD. G. GURR, ,c,A

Auctioneer

Incorporated Accountant and Licensed Auditor. Insurance, House, Land, and General Commission Agent,

STOCK Sc SHAREBROKER.

Rents and Interest Collected. Loans Negotiated. Valuations made.

—USTSUKA.IS'CKS »

EDWARD G. GCRR,

Mercantile Chambers,

CORNER MOORABOOL and RYRIE STS., GEELONG

Telephones-OFFICE, No. 9 ; HOUSE, 414


LIFE

Citizens' Life Assurance Co.

Mr. R. P. Hardy. F. I. A., Of England, says:—“That the security now afforded by the Citizens' Ordinary Branch is unequalled in Australasia.*’ Rates and all particulars supplied.

ACCIDENT

The Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation of London.

Note the Address—


FIRE

The London Assurance Corporation. Established over ioo years Security undoubted. Risks inspected and all particulars given free of charge. Claims settled promptly and liberally.

GUARANTEE The leading Company doing this class of business.

DISEASE

Call for Prospectus giving full information.


MITCHELL (EL Co.

(MADE IN AUSTRALIA)

MANUFACTUHERS-Ploughs Drills Harrows Harvesters Disc Ploughs

Stump Jump Mould-board Ploughs


AGENTS-White Oil Engine Austin Road Qrader Walter A. Wood Binder

,, Farm Rollers Munro Chaffcutters ,, Horse-works

Binder Twine and Lubricating Oil a specialty

AGENT,

Street, Geelong


W. McFARLINE,

Kyrie

G. J. KEANE,

te>-

J - Chief A^ent for the

Local

Representative

MERCANTILE MUTUAL

for the

INSURANCE COMPANY

CITY MUTUAL

Limited.

LIFE

All classes of Risks taken,

ASSURANCE

including

SOCIETY

Standing Crops, Haystacks,

Limited.

and Fencing; also Accident,

District Inspector,

Employers' Liability, Burg■

Ur. H. G. McKtSt.

lary, and Plate Glass.

Office—In Burns

& Sparrow's Premises,

GEELOMG.

The Peoples’ Agent,


W. p, PIGGIN3 § C®

Financial


Insurance

Agents,

125 RYRIE STREET.

CHIEF AGENTS,

Geelong and District,

ATLAS Fire Insurance Company.

All classes of Risks at Lowest Current Rates.

NORMAN BELCHER,

House, Land, Estate,

Insurance, and General Commission Agent.

Chief Agent—New Zealand Insurance Co. Ltd. Fire — Marine—Accident. Employers’ Liability.

Haystack and Live Stock.

Risks at Lowest Rates.

Properties managed for Absentees, Kxecutors and others.

Properties Sold by Weekly Instalments.

Loans Negotiated.

Money Advanced and Invested on the Security of Freehold Property.


W. P. CARR,!

Auctioneer and    '

Sworn Valuator.

RYHIK ST., GKKLONG House and Land Agent.

Chief Agent for Geelong

and District—    (

STATE KIRK IWSURANCK CO.»

Ltd. ok Liverpool.    \

Tel. 62    )


Auction Sales of Properties and Furniture conducted.


Rents and Interest carefully collected.


Fire and Life

Insurances

effected.


WE TT. RENTON,

FOX’S BUILDINGS TOP MOORABOOL STREET -GEELONG--

Ibouse, Xanfc anfc Insurance Hoent.

All Business has my immediate and personal attention

The Old-Established Reliable Firm.

CONWAy & EVANS, Asphalters.

All kinds of Asphalting at cheapest rates.

Tennis Courts and Trinidad Country Orders promptly a speciality.    attended to.

Works: AUTUMN ST., GEELONG W. Tel. 455

Neil Campbell & Co.,

jfarm Salesmen,

House anfr Xanfr Hpentg

Auction Sales conducted in any part of the State

insurance ant* ¿financial Agents.

Valuations for Probate a Speciality.

Address-

—RYRIE STREET, GEELONG.

Cvertj

THE DISPLAY Or

VISITOR

JAS. STPONC. & Bros

to

GEELONG

Tl\e well-known roof-wear Providers,

...at...

should

The People’s Roof Palace,

call

Moore bool Street

•and

«««

inspect

Established I5G4.

-CONSTANT-GOOD QUALITv '

That’s the Point!

If you desire the Best Quality ALWAYS, no matter whether you require :: :: ::

A TASTY CHOP,

A JUICY STEAK, or

A TENDER, JOINT,

You can make certain of it by leaving your order to-day, and every day, with

MATHEWS BROS.

Meat Purveyors,

MOOR A BOOL STREET,

GEELONG.


flIMss ilDetgs,

“ ©psart,”

peveneeg Crescent,

Oeelong.

TERM8 :: JS MODERATE

GAS


Phone 301


Close to the Botanical Gardens, and within Five minutes’walk of the Hot and Cold Sea Baths, the Mineral Springs, and the best part of the Eastern :: :: Beach

WESTERN SEA BATHING COMPANY LIMITED.




These Baths are replete with every requisite to make SEA BATHING enjoyable and invigorating.

They are within easy access from all the principal Hotels, Coffee Palaces, and Private Boarding Houses, and ’Busses pass half-hourly.

Tickets, 3/- per dozen. Single, 4d.

Fresh Water Showers and Towels.

Office-

Little Malop Street, Geelong.

Mr. TKOS. McCOY, Superintendent. Mrs. DOULL, Matron.

JAS. SCOTT, Secretary.

MALT BREAD A SPECIALTY.

T. F. MURRAY,


GEELONG

BAKERY



SKENE STREET, NEWTOWN.

Bread delivered to all parts of Geelong and Suburbs.

Telephone 1204

_• pjj jp_

GEELONG SEA BATHING COMPANY

LIMITED,

EASTERN BEACH.

HOT AND COLD SEA BATHS.

Highly recommended by Medical Faculty.

HOURS FOR. BATHING:

From 5.30 a.hi. till 10 p.m.

( Electric Licht at night)

Sundays, 6 a.m. till 10 a.111.

Single Bath, 4d. and 2d.

Dozen, Monthly, or Season (7 months) at reduced rates.

HOT BATHS—1 -, or 10/6 per dozen.

Gents’ Hours—7 a.m to 9 a.111., and 1 p.m. till 7 p.m.

Ladies’ Hours -9.30 a.m. till 1 p.m.

Except Sunday.

NOTE—Thè only Hot. Sea Baths in Geelong.

In WINTER MONTHS the Hot Baths are open on Sundays and Thursdays.

Every attention to Visitors.

Superintendent - Mr. GEORGE BLUNT.

Matron -    - Mrs. BLUNT.

TICKETS and all information at Baths, or from Secretary,

FRANK SHRIMP TON,

150 Ryrie Street,

Geelong.

BAY VIEW MOUSE,

Eastern Beach Geelong ^ ^

Overlooking Harding Park and Bay.


UNRIVALLED POSITION.

Within a few minutes’ walk of Railway Station, Piers, Baths, Mineral Springs, and Gardens.

Mot and Cold Baths.

Electric Light <4*-

Every convenience for Visitors and Permanent Boarders.............................Terms Moderate

E. TEMPLETON,

Proprietress,

LEADING BAKERS OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT.

GEELONG

ProTilBot aad lalusiriai society

LIMITED

CO-OPERATIVE BAKERY AND TEA WAREHOUSE

233 MOORABOOL STREET

VISITORS and intending residents of Geelong can depend upon their Bread supply from the Co-Operative being up to the highest standard.

The very best materials only used in the manufacture of goods.

Our premises are open to inspection, when the public may satisfy themselves that their daily bread is manufactured under the best possible conditions of cleanliness.

Town and suburbs supplied daily.

Profits divided amongst shareholders half-yearly.

One Shilling per week for twenty weeks entitles you to all benefits of membership.

For further particulars call or write.

E. J. LYNCH,

Managing Secretary

GEO. STRONG & SON,

The Up - to - Date

=— s. s. =

BOOT Warehouse

RYRIE STREET, GEELONG,

Respectfully ask the favor

of your patronage............

Our Showrooms have been specially designed and fitted with the latest and most approved convenience s..................

Our STOCK is absolutelv New and Up-to-date.

The QUALITIES are the Best.

Our PRICES the Lowest.

Remember our Address—


RYRIE STREET (Next£Ä'ey&So"’

Branches 'Ballarat—(1) Sturt Street ; (2) Bridge Street. Telephone 285.    Colac, Quccnscliff, and Terang.

IT WIIX BE TO YOUR

ADVANTAGE

JOHN PURDIES

Book, Stationery and fancy Goods Warehouse.

The Latest BOOKS, MAGAZINES and PERIODICALS.

The Best Value in Writing Pads, Boxed Stationery, Envelopes, Notepaper.

FANCY GOODS, including—Purses, Pocket Books, Peggy Bags, Writing Desks, &c., &c.

POST CARDS.—Splendid variety of all the Latest Novelties.

JOHN PURDIE,

Corner Moorabool and Ryrie Streets, Geelong.

Agency for “ The Age,” “ The Leader.”


XEbe Geelono Butter jfactor^.

E. O’eONNELL, Proprietor.

Highest prices given for Cream, ami a Correct Test every time :: :: :: iir m* -mr -m w **

When visiting Geelong, ask for “FERNLEAF” BUTTER. It is the highest quality Butter made, and always Fresh :: and :: Reliable.

SOME

PEOPLE

WONDER

How it is that

J. BRASS BY

--BAKER----

MAINTAINS

HIS

POPULARITY.


MA I. OP STREET

Become a Customer and yon will know.


Would like visitors when in Geelong to call and inspect his stock of Up-to-date FOOTWEAR.

He has one of the largest stocks of Boots and Shoes.

All the Latest Styles in Ladies’, Gents’, and Children’s, at the Lowest Prices.

Goodrich’s and Snow’s American Boots, all styles and shapes.

Satisfaction guaranteed to every purchaser.

Note Address—

122 MOORABOOLST. (Op. Theatre)

g

Established 1553

HENRY FRANKS & CO.,

Hdboleeale ant> iRctail

Booksellers, Stationers, and Fancy Goods Merchants...

PRINTERS, BOOK BINDERS and LITHOGRAPHERS ^    ^    ^

Agents for—

“The Argus,” The “Government Gazette,’* “The World’s Press.”

Selling Agents for—

Caldwell’s Inks. Australian Diaries.

... Vienna Sausage Factory ...

QTv

CLEMENT BEOS

(Late R. I). Clement & Sons),

~B IT T C FI I? R S

...AND...

Wholesale

(Berman Sausage HDanufacturers,

SPRING STREET1, GEELONG.

T

Families waited on daily.

Country Storekeepers and Butchers supplied.


There’s ONE STORE for the Best Boots and Shoes

WHERE

you get the best Footwear that’s made. ONE STORE

where you get a good fit.

ONE STORE

whose assistants go to great pains to give you exactly what you want at reasonable price.

Mail Orders a Special Feature.

Our Telephone is No. 233.

J. F. RICHARDSON,

Moorabool Street, Geelong.

FOOTWEAR.

S. WILSON = (Jackson’s)

130 Moorabool Street, Geelong.

\\)HEN holiday.making the feet are a very prominent part of the anatomy, they are always in evidence. For this reason you need comfortable, good-fitting

^-FOOTWEAB^

Our Boots and Shoes are made for comfort; and they fit well, because we keep the shapes suited to the feet.

Try us if \ We want your trade—therefore we strive you want ) to please.

' ,

Comforters.    You will find our prices the lowest pos-

Appearanee sible combined with quality.

Good Wrear«it'    We cater fcr all classes.

The /tdiircss—JACKSON’S

The Old-EstablishedRed Bool" Shop. S. WILSON, Proprietor.

153 MOORABOOL 5TRLLT.

Caterers,

pastrycooks,

Confectioners.



BUNTING ) BARNES )

‘ :e Col Iyer)    *\

LADIES’ AFTERNOON TEA ROOMS.

All Latest Continental Goods.

Bride, Birthday, and Christening Cakes.

Picnics, .'. Weddings, Suppers, .•• &c.,

Catered at the Shortest Notice.

MLAL5, 1/- Light Refreshments at all hours.

Country Orders promptly attended to.

^Telephone 151.

Wheat-Meal Bread a Speciality

Hygienic Bread a Speciality

9G


(Recommended by I)r. Ryder).

En tabi ished 1851    ^

M. MANSFIELD, Baker anfc Confectioner,

138 MALOP SrPKEET EAST,

^ GEELONG

Pastry and Scones.


Bread delivered daily.

SPOT

CASH

SHOEMAN

Cheapest

Boot

Store

in

Town,

Malop Street, Geelong'

Near

Colosseum.

A Telephone Story about Boots.

Customer—“ No. 488, please.”

Exchange—“4. 8 8?”

Customer—“ Yes.”

Marks, Bootmaker-“ Hello !”

Customer—“ Is Mr. Marks in ? ”

Marks, Bootmaker—“ Yes.”

Customer—“ Can vou make me a pair of hand-sewn Boots in two days’ time ? ”

Marks, Bootmaker—“ Sorry I cannot do it, they have to remain on the lasts some time to dry to make them properly.”

Customer—“ Well, I must have a pair of Boots. What about those Machine Welted Boots you

showed me, 12/6 to 16 - a pair? ”

Marks, Bootmaker—“ I will send a few pairs up to you.” Customer—“ All right; and ask for the repairs. Put rubberised leather on the tennis shoes.”

Marks, Bootmaker— “ Certainly.”

Customer—“ When will you send up?”

Marks, Bootmaker—“ At once.”

Customer—“ Thanks.”

Rings off MARKS, Bootmaker, Repairer and Seller, 105 Ghcringhap St., and 229 Moorabool St., Geelong. A ring from visitors appreciated.

Family and

0. EIWCJIIM,

Shipping

47 BELLERINE STREET,

(¡EE LONG.

Butcher,

Produce

prime tierce $eef always

and

on hand

Provision

Ali. Goods of Prime Quality.

Dealer

Telephone No. 262.

Save Trouble and Anxiety

BY DOING BU5INE.55 WITH U5.

We Book Passages to all parts of the World by the best Steamers afloat.

We Take Charge of Luggage, and put it on board steamers, or deliver to hotels or any address.

We Deliver Parcels and Goods to any address in the World.

We Remove, Store, Pack, and Insure Pianos, Furniture, &c.

* We have a Cheap Parcel Service between Geelong and London.

Blahiston & Co.

80 & 82 CORIO TLRRACL And RAILWAY STATION,

- GtLLONG. -

Agents for the

PRINCIPAL CARRIERS OF THE WORLD. NORDDEUTSCHER-LLOYD GERMAN MAIL LINES. SWEDISH SOUTH AFRICAN L:NE OF STEAMERS.

VEiHE’S BRONCHITIS CUBE

The Famous Remedy for

COUGHS, BRONCHITIS, PNEUMONIA, PLEURISY, ASTHMA AND CONSUMPTION.

THOSE who have taken this medicine are amazed at its * splendid healing power. Sufferers from Bronchitis, Cough, Croup, Asthma, Difficulty of Breathing, Hoarseness, Pain or Soreness in the Chest, experience delightful and rapid relief, and to those who are subject to Colds on the Chest it is invaluable, as it effects a complete cure. It is most comforting in allaying irritation in the throat, and giving strength to the voice, and it neither allows a Cough or Asthma to become chronic, nor Consumption to develop. Consumption is not known where “ Coughs ” have, on their first appearance, been properly treated with this medicine. No house should be without it, as, taken at the beginning, a dose or two is generally sufficient, and a complete cure is certain.

EXTRACTS FROM LETTERS.

" As my purchases show, your remedies are increasing in sale. From time to time I hear people speaking about the good results obtained from them. Wishing you a very much enlarged sale and great prosperity.”

JOHN KING, Chemist, Ballarat.

"I must congratulate you on the phenomenal sale of your Bronchitis Cure. It is astonishing.”    FRANK URKN,

1'harmaceulical Chemist, Hamilton.

" We, the undersigned, have had occasion to obtain Hearties Bronchitis Cure, and we certify that it was perfectly and rapidly successful, under circumstances which undoubtedly prove its distinct healing power.” Signed by the Rev. JOHN SINCLAIR. Myers Street, Geelong, and 59 other leading residents.

Small Size, 2s. 6d.; Large, 4s. 6d. Sold by Chemists. Medicine

Vendors and by the Proprietor, W. G. HEARNE, Chemist, Geelong.

Forwarded by post to any address when not obtainable locally. 1 tXb*

FROOTOIDS

Cure HEADACHE, INDIGESTION, CONSTIPATION, and BILIOUSNESS.

Pleasant, Reliable, Safe and Successful.

Splendid for the Liver.

The Best Aperient.

Price, Is. 6d. bottle. Sold by Chemists and Medicine Vendors, and by the Proprietor, W. Q. HEARNE,’Chemist, GEELONG.


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B

fife*. -,

--—■>■ «

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'* ^v.f.

ALBERT COFFEE PALACE

CORNER

MALOP and YARRA STREETS, GEELONG.

Convenient to Baths, Gardens,

Railway, and Shipping.

Splendid Accommodation for Visitors.

HOT AND COLD BATHS.

Sitting Rooms, Reading, Smoking and Billiard Rooms. Leading Daily Papers kept.

Special Arrangements for Families.

Terms Moderate.    XV. P. MILLER,

Telephone 278.    Proprietor.

Robert Purnell,

AGENT,

Storks and Depots :

COniO NTH EET, FOUNDRY LANE,

COniO TERRACE, CURRIE'« PLACE, RAILWAY TKHKACE,


SHIPPING

COMMISSION,

CUSTOMS,

AND

STORAGE AGENT, Genkhae Carrier.

Produce 8iiippkd to Interstate and Forkion Porte-

AGENCIES:

FREDERICK TATE & CO.,

Customs, Shipping, and Forwarding Agents PARCELS EXPRESS

To and from any address in Britain. Special Terms for Contracts or Large Packages. Agents all over the World. London Office : G. W. Wheatley & Co.

BAGGAGE AGENTS

Specially authorised by P. & O., Orient, and other great Companies. Luggage cleared Inwards and Delivered, or Collected and Shipped. London Office: H. S. King & Co., Cornhill.

MELBOURNE STEAMSHIP COMPANY.

Regular Steamers to Intercolonial Ports.

Coal Importers, Steamship Owners, .•'team Tug Proprietors. Mt. Pleasant Smelting Coke. Dock and Engineering Works.

CHIEF AGENT, UNITED INSURANCE CO.

Eire and Marine Risks.

VICTORIAN AND NEWCASTLE COAL.

BRITISH ANTI-FOULING COY.’S PAINT for SHIPS" BOTTOMS (Von Hovelings Process).

OFFICES—

CORIO TERRACE, GEELONG.

Telephone 208.

Established 1856    ^

r


JAS. DEANS, sqSaII

Residents and Visitors ! Take Notice that JAS. DEANS’ ARCADE,

G2/IN THE MARKETED

...IS THE...

CHEAPEST AND BEST PLACE TO BUY

Crockery «£

Glassware

Fancy Goods,

&c., &c.

AH Goods marked in plain figures.

COUNTRY ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.

Agent for EDISON’S PHONOGRAPHS and Moulded (Gold) Records.

SPECTACLES TO SUIT ALL SIGHTS AND SIGHTS TESTED.


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Established 1875.

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EVERETT S’ SONS,

HDotor lÊnôineere aitò Carriage Builbcrs.

Garage, Showrooms, Works, and Office—

97-103 MERCER STREET, GEELONG

]gVE.RYTHING for the Motorist can be obtained at our Garage, from a spanner to a car :: :: :: :: If you own a Car, or if you want to own a Car, we can be of service to you. We supply any make of Car on most advantageous terms.

We repair, clean, store, and undertake everything connected with Motor Cars :: :: We supply tyres, petrol, accumulators, and all accessories, and offer you the best value for your money :: :: Repairing, Painting, and Trimming done at lowest prices. Satisfaction guaranteed.

CAR FOR HIRE..

A LARGE. STOCK OF NEW AND SECOND-HAND BUGGIES

ALWAYS IS STOCK.

Buggies Built to order. Tyres Cut on shortest notice. *

Telephone 478.

—OZONE— Coffee Palace

157 MALOP STREET,

GEELON'G.

Good Accommodation for Visitors. TERMS MODERATE.

Near the BEACH, BATHS, GARDENS, and MINERAL SPRINGS.

Mus. DOUD, Proprietress.

JOHN BANNISTER & SON

RAILWAY, GOVERNMENT,

And GENERAL CARRIERS, Insurance, Commission S’ Shipping Agents,

And the Only Local Firm Licensed to act as

FORWARDING AGENTS,

With Branch Offices at Railway Stations at Geelong, Colac, Camperdown, Terang, Mortlake, Ondit, and Beeac ; and Agents at Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle, London, New York, and all principal Cities and Towns throughout the World.

House Moving; and Heavy Cartagre Contractors,

With the largest and most complete plant in the Western District.

PARCELS EXPRESS.- For quick dispatch of Luggage and Parcels to outgoing Steamers, or to any part of the World, at Lowest Rates.

STORAGE.—We have Large and Commodious Stores for the Storage of Furniture and General Produce.

Our FURNITURE VANS, for the Removal of Furniture, are Up-to-date ; and with our Staff of Experienced Hands, our competitors are nowhere in this class of work.

COAL, COKE, and FIREWOOD MERCHANTS, COAL IMPORTERS.

Best Newcastle and Victorian Coal and Coke, White Gum, Oak and Box Blocks always in stock, and Sold at Lowest Rates, at wholesale or retail, by the truck-load or bag, delivered free to any part of Geelong.

AGENCIES.

Messrs. Pitt & Scott, I.ondon. Messrs. C. B. Richards & Co., New York. Messrs!    } forwarding Agents, Melbourne.

Mr. Henry Berry, Black Horse Salt, Melbourne.

Messrs. Jas. Bell & Co., Wheat Exporters, Melbourne.

Messrs. E. L. Ykncken & Co., Color Merchants, Melbourne.

Messrs. Stansfield & Smith, Color Merchants, Ballarat.

Messrs. J. and A. Brown, Ship Owners and I Newcastle, Sydney, and Colliery Proprietors,    (    Melbourne.

Mr. Norman McLeod, Steam Lighters, Melbourne.

Messrs. Lawrancf. & Co., Produce Exporters, Melbourne.

Mr. John Stewart, Produce Exporters, Ballarat.

The North Queensland Insurance Company, Melbourne.

Head Office: 6 MOORABOOL STREET.

TELEPHONE 159.




THOMAS BURNS,

COOPER.

Wine and Spirit Kegs, Water and Tallow Pipes, Closet Pans, always on hand.

Old Casks exchanged. '

McPHILLIMY BROS.’

HOME-MADE BUTTER

DELICIOUS    ■ ■ sweetest

eating.    Of all

Have you tried it?    sweets.

Manufactured by McPHILLIMY BROS.. Geelong Confectionery Works, and obtainable from all leading Grocers and Confectioners.



H. BEACH, 8treeV

Villa





P A A P E BROS.,

“Pivot” Cycle Works.

“Pivot” Cycles (B.S.A., Cliater Lea, or Eadie fittings), built to order -from £10casli, or easy terms.

Tyres, Sundries.

Enamelling and Tinting.    6§S

A Trial solicited.

BEST IN AUSTRALI A—

“Austral” (Si “ Helmate”

SEWING MACHINES

Prices from f 3 3s. Easy terms.

With Ball-bearings. They sew both ways.

All M a K e s Needles.

Fittings and Repairs.

PAAPE BROS.,

Top of Moorabool Street, Geelong.

BUNTING <a BARNES

(I,ate Collvcr)

Caterers j& PastrycooKi ■£? Coafectioners

153 Moorabool Street

LADIES’ AFTERNOON .........TEA ROOMS.........

All Latest Continental Goods.    MEALS, Is»

Bride, Birthday, and Christening Cakes.

Picnics, Weddings, Suppers, &c.,    Refreshments

Catered at the Shortest Notice.    at all hours

COUNTRY ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDEE TO Tklkphonk 151.

Opposite

Victoria.

Hotel,


Malop

Street,

Geelong


VICTORIA CAB SHELTER

Telephon k No. 255

Gabs for Hire daily. Parties accommodated with single or pair horses, at any hour, day or night (by arrangement), for Picnics, Weddings, or •therwise, by experienced and steady drivers.

Any information can be obtained from the Socrctary,

Addressed Malop St. Shelter.

JOHN WEBBER & SON,

GEELONG

COOPERAGE

MERCER»

Tallow Casks and Wihe Hogsheads on hand.

Kegs for Wine, Beer, or Water always ready.


S T R» E E T .

Export Butter Boxes and Market Boxes.

Wine Casks, any size, round, or oval, to order.


STERLING VH LUE

Is the only solid and lasting foundation upon which to build a progressive and successful business. It is upon this basis, and none other, that

HINDELL & TWEEDDALE

The Value-giving Drapers Of Moorabool Street

== GEELONG    - t=

Are promoting their ever-increasing business at the CORNER STORE, where only Goods of Reliable Character are stocked, and where quality is made, as it should be, the supreme test of value ::    ::    ::

= HINDfLLL Si TWfLELDDALt =

Cater for all classes of the community, and whether the Purchasers have little or much to spend, they can always be certain of receiving the full equivalent for their money in thoroughly dependable Goods ::

H. & T.'s CORNER STORE is one of the MOST UP-TO-DATE outside the Metropolis, their showing of TRIMMED MILLINERY at all seasons being unsurpassed even in the capital city; their DRESSMAKING DEPARTMENT being under the supervision of a thoroughly efficient and up-to-date Costumier, who personally attends to all orders entrusted to the firm. Fit, Style, and Workmanship guaranteed ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    "    ::

The General Stock is one of the Best Selected in the State, the result of keen and judicious buying in every department, with the one main object in view of giving the Very Best Value Obtainable to each and every Client    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    :: ::    ::    ::

Note the Addrees--

HINDELL & TWEEDDALE

THE. VALUE-GIVING DRAPERS Corner Store, Moorabool Street ---— GEELONG ..    -

BROWN & BOSSENCE

HOLD ONE OF THE

w-..........    m..... 1    1

largest Stocks of

(Penerai Draper?

..... *-*

HOen’0 ant) Bops’ Clothing, flDUlinerp, flDantles, Jfurnisbtngs, Carpets, &c.


For

VALUE, LOW PRICES,

...AND;..

QUALITY OF GOODS wc are without a rival.


Buyers should call and iu-spect our Display, test the genuineness of our statements, and, if satisfied (which we are sure they will be), place their Orders with us


We Buy in the best market, and at Rock-bottom Prices, and Sell at the Lowest Margin of Profit


The All-right House The All-right Firm The All-right Stock The All-right Prices


BROWN & BOSSENCE,

GEELONG.

Spring, 1908

BRIGHT & HITCHCOCKS

GEELONG,

.. AND AT...

QLE.E.NSCLIFF, TE.RANO and Camperdown.

London Office: 3 Queen Street, City.


The Emporium of fashion



For personal wear of every kind. Carpets, Furnishings, Drapery and Fancy Goods.

FOR ALL THAT IS “BRIGHTEST AND BEST” FOR THE COMING SEASON

We lead the way!

Our Euvers are well up-lo-dcte with best values from British and Continental sources of supply.

At the present time our MR. HOWARD HITCHCOCKS is visiting London. Paris, &c., and is personally making his own selections of NOVELTIES as soon as opened and immediately shipped to Geelong.

WE STOCK ALSO THE BEST



Colonial Manufactures #

of every kind.

Here also in our DRESSMAKING, UNDERCLOTHING, MILLINERY and TAILORING Departments, customers will find that our efforts to please are well sustained, and equal to the requirements of a large and increasing business.

ESTABLISHED 1850.

The Grandest Sight in Geelong The Largest Variety in Victoria Best Value in the Commonwealth


Visitors to the Town are cordially invited to inspect our Factory ::    ::    ::    :: ::

Ready-to-wear Costumes,

Skirts, Blouses,

Millinery,

&c..........................

COMPARE OUR VALUES AND NOTE OUR PRICES BEFORE PURCHASING.

THE COLOSSEUM

Geelong’s

Busiest

Drapers,

69 and 71 MALOP STREET

140 Moorabool Sired,

Geelong.


Dear Madam,

This is an Up-to-date Drapery Store. We don't believe any store in the district is so well equipped to meet your requirements.

If we could convince yon that you would Save Money and get Better Goods than you have been getting by shopping here, you'd patronise us, wouldn't you f That is Just what we want to do. We want to prove to you that this store is the store you should trade at ; and we can convince you that our statements are correct.

We stock everything that a good Drapery store should stock.

KNOW that we carry the biggest variety of Manchester Goods in Geelong.

KNOW that we have the biggest variety of Ready-to-wear Blouses, Skirts and Costumes in Geelong.

KNOW that we hold the biggest stock of Dress Goods, Laces, Ribbons, Hosiery and Gloves in Geelong.

K.XOW that the Prices are Lowest.

AW OIL that no “baits" are offered. No subterfuge in advertising allowed at

WEDDELL & KITCH’S,

Drapers, Milliners and Dressmakers.

BEFORE • «•

PURCHASING    Call and Inspect

ELSEWHERE



Enormous Stock of CLOTHING, DRAPERY, BOOTS and SHOES.

Just opening all the latest patterns in Gents’ Silk Stripe and Oxford Shirts, Gents’ Hats and 1 ies.


SAM. JACOBS.


Moorabool St., Geelong,

And at Colac, Campkrdown, Tfrakg.


FITZGERALD & MEAKIN,

200 Moorabool Street,

Drapers anò Clothiers,

Where you can get the largest and BEST ASSORTMENT

--OF--

(Beneral Draper?,

/Uben’s anO 36obs’ Clothing.

Suite* to Measure a Specialty.

Our DRESSMAKING and MILLINERY Departments under the control of First-class Artists.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

VISITORS to GEELONG

May obtain all information on application to the Secretary of the Geelong Progress Association ::    ::    ::    ::

WALTER L. CARR

AUCTIONEER AND SWORN VALUATOR

Moorabool Street, Geelong

Untenbingoe ue ¿e *se IResibents of (Bcclong

May avail themselves of a thoroughly up-to-date and complete

System of ^ at Electric Supply.

Comfort, Safety and Lconomy is assured. ELECTRIC LIGHTING

Artistic effect, adaptability, and efficiency.

ELECTRIC POWER

Economy of working and floor space, almost complete freedom from attention and repairs.

ELECTRIC HEATING

Luminous Radiators, switched on like a light, consuming no oxygen, and used just wherever needed. You may carry your fire with you from the bedroom to the bathroom.

ELECTRIC COOLING

A gentle, refreshing breeze at the instant of pressing a switch.

ELECTRIC LAUNDRY WORK

Ironing, with an Electric Flat Iron, is a pleasure.

ELECTRIC COOKING

Ideal Cooking with Electricity. An absolutely pure heat without flame, fumes or soot.

HDelbourne Electric Supply Company, Ximitefc. ::    ::

©eclonfl JStancb.

Estimates aryd Specifications free on application.

J. C. BROWN & CO.

Engineers,

CORIO STREET, GEELONG.

MANUFACTURERS OF-

Engines

Boilers

Refrigerators



Pumps

Chaff and Hay Presses

PILKINGTON PATENT WOOL PRESS (Cheap and Effective).

MOTOR CAR REPAIRS A SPECIALITY,

Furniture Warehouse,

JAMES STREET.

ft. €. Dairies


SPECIAL LINES OE

FURNITURE,

BEDSTEADS,

BEDDING,

&c , &c.


rLOORCLOTHS and LINOLEUMS, &c., &c.

AT LOWEST PRICES.

MATTRESSES RE-MADE.

JAMES STREET.

NEWBERRY & WALKER’S


“UNIQUE”

CAST IRON

COPPER FURNACES

(patent)


PORTABLE

DURABLE

ADAPTABLE

Will burn any fuel.

Superior in all respects to any other Furnace.

NEWBERRY & WALKER,

VICTORIA FOUNDRY,

James Street, Qeelong West.

BEST VALUES«;.    VÊT LOW PRICES


fc


ERNEST H. TROTTER


Manufacturer and Importer of


f?INCy GOODS,

i^tatiopery

£11 Toilet Requisites

Electro-plated Ware

BasRetware

Br-uspware

Rea tl^er ware

Silverware

(Cutlery GrocRery

Glass apd G^ipaware

Toys


165-7 mooraDooi street, GeelODg.


’Phone 348 Box No. 12


VISIT THE TOY AND CHINA CAVE


FOR

^Furniture—:—r-^Bebateabs

-AND-

Bebbtng

-TRY-

SCENEY’S, Ryrie Street

Jfor

(Boob Dalue.

Properties ¿LcMpUon

For Sale=and=To Let*

-HUMBLE & SONS-1

VULCAN FOUNDRY — GEELONG —

Engineers, Iron and Brass Founders Boilermakers, Smiths, &c.

MANUFACTURERS OF-

Engines and Boilers, all sizes and types

Ice-making and Refrigerating Machinery

Hydraulic Sluicing Plants

“FERRIER’S” and Farmers’ Wool Presses

Hydraulic Presses and Lifts

Cream Vats, Brine Pumps, Cream Pumps


Butter Factory Machinery Tanks, Boiling Down and Soap Vats Horseworks, Winches

CLASSES OF ENGINEERING REPAIRS UNDERTAKEN

MOTORISTS Please Note.—All makes of Motor Cars Repaired. Petrol, Oil, Qrease, Sundries, &c., stocked.

©ueenscltff


...AND..

Geelong Jusb Go.,

MOOtfflBOOL STREET,

GEELONG " " :: :: :: "

Telephone 247.    dAf)

During the Winter Season Country Orders will be sent In perfect condition, any distance.

Orders by Wire or Letter promptly attended to.

Daily consignments of Flounders, Schnapper, Soles, Crayfish,. Smoked Fish, Oysters, and all other Fish in season.

DO NOT FORGET

.sai

•*7v


CHARITY'S

PIANO and FANCY GOODS GALLERY,

When in Geelong.

You will find goods 25 per cent, lower than Melbourne prices :::

Pianos and Organs, best makes.

Glass, China, Electro-plate, Leather Goods.

Artist Materials, Picture Frames, Mouldings, &c.

GALLERY ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

C. E. CHARITY,

(Next Bank of Victoria)


30 and 32 Malop Street

C. VY. PURNELL,

T


THE RED HOUSE


Cabinetmaker

...AND...

Mouse Furnisher

65 and 67

LITTLE RYRIE STREET,

O BELONG.

FOR HIRE.


Perambulators Go-Carts -    -

"Progress” our 'Watchword!

$ FLOWER SEED %

<L    POST FREE.

<xx< <!<!<;< e«s«K«

SEEDSMAN


Our Seeds are

always

the

Best.

T*l«phon* 187.


.u

Fierai Designs of every description at the shortest notice.


FLORIST.

m,

163 Kyrie Street.


Satisfaction guaranteed.

J. S. BAYLEY

FISHMONGER, POULTERER-, &c.,

Corner of Rgrle and James Streets,

GEELONG.

Telephone No. 88. Country Orders Punctually Attended to,

ESTABLISHED 23 YEARS.

JOSEPH IMPEY

Dalgety Chambers Furniture and Piano Mart,

MOORABOOL STREET, next Cobb & Co.s Stables ;

Also BRANCH STORE 3 doors from Savings Bank.

The Cheapest and Best Value in P Advances made on Goods for Sale Geelong.    I    or Stored.

Goods of Every Description Bought, | Cottages Furnished — Weekly Sold, or Exchanged.    J    Rental.

VISITORS TO GEELONG should Inspect my Show of

FURRE-D RUG5, MATS,

MUFFS, AND NE.CKLE.TS.

SKINS TANNED and MADE UP in Best Style.

P. H. WRAY,

Telephone 448.    RYRIE STREET.

Highest Prices Paid for all Furred and Other Skins.

Walter 5. Rylah

_AND CO.__

MALOP STREET, GEELONG.

TELEPHONE 49.


SOLE AGENTS

FOR THE CELEBRATED

STRATHROY WHISKY

WHOLESALE find RETAIL — GENERAL —

Wine and Spirit Merchants.

Hampers for Holiday-makers packed at shortest notice

KEEP THIS FACT BEFORE YOU!

Write it on vour mind, and don’t let it get blotted out. that the Road to Economy in Cooking lies straight before you.


GAS COOKING STOVES above another

Ranges. Gas Cookers fixed free.

Geelong Gas Company’s Show Rooms—

OFFICE, Brougham Plack.

and inwardly digest the contents of this advertisement, so as to thoroughly impress upon your memory the fact that at this establishment you will find one of the largest, cheapest, and most up-to-date stocks of Groceries, Wines and Spirits, Crockery, Enamelware, Patent Medicines, &c., in the Commonwealth.

READ : MARK: LEARN


OUR SUCCESS IN BUSINESS

Is not an accident, but the natural result of careful forethought in the selection of our goods, and the earnest efforts put forth to have every article only of the best. Patronage placed with us is always well placed.

NO BACKWARD MOVEMENT HERE.

We are forever pushing ahead, always leading, always doing our best for our customers. It is our firm intention that every customer shall receive full value for every shilling spent under our roof. Don't take our word for it. Don’t take anyone else's word for it. Just call and convince yourself.

WE ARE AGENTS FOR—Colac and Geelong Factory Rutter. George Farmer’s Ballarat Hams and Bacon. Lipton. McIntyre, Ghoom, Robur, and Rasawatte Teas at i/-, 1/3 and 1/6 lb., or 5, 10, 20II). tins, id. lb. less.

EDWIN J. HOOPER « CO,

Cash Grocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit Merchants. *

OUR “BUOY" BRAND TEA.—The phenomenal popularity achieved by our famous “ Buoy ” brand of Ceyl*m Tea at 1/3 has created an irresistible demand for this article. This Tea is specially selected by our expert, from the very best leaf grown on the mountain estates in Ceylon. The Tea is uniform and unequalled in quality, and is guaranteed to retain its original flavour, thereby deserving recognition as the very best that has yet been placed in the hands of the consumer.

Semi-porcelain Dinner Ware, 50.pieces. 22/6; No. S Black Wire, 8/-cwt.; Cuticura Soap, i/-cake; Hvpol, large bottle, 1/9: Ceylon Tea Dust, lod. lb. ; Hurricane Lanterns, 2/9; Kelly’s "Perfect ” Axes, all weights, 4/3; large odd Cups, 2/9 doz.; Queensland Arrowroot, lib. pkt., 3%d.; pure Turtle Soup, 1/- tin ; Maizena (L. & W.), 4^d. pkt.; Barry’s Tricopherous, 1/2 bofr.

Our No. 1 Special Invalid Port is invaluable in the sick-room. It fortifies the system with reserve energy, safeguards it from the evil influences of severe and changeable climatic conditions, feeds and stimulates the blood, strengthens the nerves, and generally makes and maintains physical fitness. Try a bottle, 2/-, 22/- doz.

NOTH OUR ADDRESS EB*

Moorabool St., Geelong (opp. Theatre)

Write for a Price List. Our booklet explains everything.

Goods packed free and delivered to coach, boat, or train.

RING US UP


Visitors to Geelong—don’t forget    TEL.

to give us a call.    No. 235

Telephone 86.

273 & 275 MOORABOOL 5TRELET,

GEELONG.

^«IW'm'VWWVV'uWWWiI

flK.NRV J. JI. gTORKM^

OTboleeale ana Jfanulj) ©rocer,

■CUtnc, Spirit, Mas. CbatT AnO Corn /l&ercbant ::    ::

* * *

CHAFF-CUTTING WORKS.

Sole Agent tor Whiteley's Perfection Whisky, Manning’s Poultry Spice, and H. Hunt’s Lactofarina (Calves’ Food).

MORAN & 0ATO

THE. LARGE.5T CASH GROCE.R5, TLA, COFFLL, AND PROVISION MERCHANTS

IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

THE ADVANTAGES

I PRICE—The Lowest.

WE OFFER

1 QUALITY—The Highest.

you vr

i FRESHNESS)

505

AND }■ The Greatest.

j VARIETY )

We are Manufacturers.

We ere Direct Importers. Send us your

Order To-day—It will pay us both.

phqnb 32s.    ]88 Moorabool Street, Geelong.

J. H. BANFIELD

GEELONG,

(Sroccr anb provision fiDcrcbant.

First-class Goods of All Descriptions stocked.

BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE A Speciality    

Orders taken for Pure Chaff and Produce of All Descriptions :: ::

NOTE THE ADDRESS-

169 MALOP STREET, GEELONG.

Telephone 480.

TRY US, and be Convinced that

GEORGE HOOPER & CO.

108 & 110 RYRIE STREET

Geelong ------

Is the

Best and Cheapest and Most Reliable Place in the State for

Groceries, Mines, anfc Spirits.

ONLY BEST QUALITY GOODS KEPT IN STOCK. Price Lists sent on application.

Families waited upon for Orders.

GEORGE HOOPER & CO.

108 & 110 Ryrie Street.

Telephone 123.

Established 1851

R. Clarke & Co.,

6rocer$, mine and Spirit merchants

RYRIE STREET (Opp. Post Office). GEELONG

Importers of highest class Goods at most Reasonable Prices.

Your Patronage Respectfully Solicited.


KYRIE STREET

Sole Agent for

the celebrated “Seal” Brand Tea, 1/-, 1/3, 1/6


COFFEE

a Speciality,

Ground Fresh Daily

Warrnambool

Cheese

Hutton’s Bacon Geelong and Colac Butter


AC LowesC Quoted Prices.

Trade at the CP-TO-DATE CASH STORE.

CS    ......

Harry Hooper,

CASH GROCER,

Tea and Coffee Merchant,

AGENT rOR

rarmer’s Bacon, Colac Butter. MOORABOOL STREET, GEELONG.

ERNEST H. COTTON,

Cash ans jfamilç 0rocer, 218 MOORABOOL STREET.

* Xi

BEST GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES.

Cash Buyers (or Eggs and Butter in any quantity. Highest Prices given.

Families waited on for Orders—Town and Suburbs.

CORNER RVRIE and QHERINQHAP 8T8.

104 RYRIE STREET    *

is the Business^ ~VV". LEGrGrO,

Premises of    CASH grocer,

Who desires you to give him your order for Groceries. His goods are fresh, clean, and reliable. You will be served promptly, and vour order despatched with utmost care.

The best brands of Rutter, Cheese and Racon always stocked.

The " Lindoo" blend of Teas and Coffee still maintain their character for quality.    2a£)

Telephone 439    Please send a Trial Order.


A Leading House in the Leading Street.



PHILLIPS’

(I.ATE OK BaI.LARAT;

OLIVE BRANCH HOTEL,

MOORABOOL STREET, GEELONG.

PjQjQj

First-class Accommodation for Visitors, Professionals and Commercials.

Wines, Spirits and Ales of finest, quality.

OUR .*. 1/-.-. MEALS A /. SPECIALITY.

VICTORIA HOTEL,

GEELONO.

Established 50 Years.    The Leading Commercial and Family Hotel


New Proprietor,

M. RINTEL.


The Prince of Wales Hotel

GELE.LONG Victoria :: ::

The favourite resort of Squatters, Wool-buyers, Merchants, Sportsmen, and the Public :: :: :: :: ::

Hot and Cold Baths.


Electric Light throughout.

JOHN BAKER, Proprietor.

Overlooking the Bay Opposite the Boat Wharves Spacious Balcony *

Tldooffc V .Kofcsv, Ojj

*

46 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Wine Bar, large Billiard-room, pleasant Fernery and Lounge.

E-lectric Light    Hot Baths

Six niinuUs’ walk from Railway Station, ami Two minutes from -- Boat --

TARIFF VLRY MODLRATt    Telephone 240

—APPLY Tl.—

G. F. 5TRACFIAN, Proprietor.

ROYAL MAIL HOTEL

Corner of

YARRA and CORIO 5TRLLT5 GLLLONG ©

A. ££• BRADSHAW ©

Good Accommodation.    Terms Moderate.

Close to Beach.

Best Wines, Spirits, and Beer.

HODGES HROiS.’ XXX AI.K AND SSTOU'r.

H. AVARBURTON

HAIRDRESSER

-And ■

TOBACCONIST

MALOP 5TRLLT, GLLLONG

(Next Victoria Hotel)

When you want

HHRDMHRE

Call and see

HIGGINS, GRELIS & GO.

109, 111, 113 RYRIE ST. (near Post Office)

IRONMONGERS

Manufacturing Tinsmiths, Plumbers, &c.

A$ents for " Primus ” Stoves and Accessories.

ESTABLISHED 1854

A*

HAWKES BR0S.

Wholesale

Marbwate flbercbants

CLARE and CORIO STREETS KARDINIA STREET And BROUGHAM PLACE GEELONG

Melbourne Office and Sample Rooms—CONDELL'S LANE (off Post Office Place)

DIRECT IMPORTERS OP

British, American, and Continental Hardware; Bar Plate, Sheet, and Hoop Iron ; Galvanized Corrugated Iron, Fencing Wire, Barbed Wire, Oils, Paints, Colors; Builders’, Blacksmiths’, and Carriage Builders’ Requisites; Guns, Ammunition, and Fishing Tackle.

FULL STOCK OF

STOREKEEPERS’ GENERAL IRONMONGERY

SCOTT, HAMILTON & Co.

1

Mbolesale anb IRetatl

“ Cahoon's ” Broadcast Seed-sowers ,

Hvonmonoers

IMPORTERS OF

® j

Coachbuilders' Ironmongery, Buggy Lamps,

Fencing Wire

Carriage Wood-ware,

Barbed Wire

&c., &c.

Wire Netting

at Lowest Prices.

planet 3r. SeeO 2>rills anO Cultivators,

4

Q1 For Garden and Field.

k

136. 138. 140

GREAT RYRIE ST„ GEELONG

A. & H. HARDING

(Brothers of the late TOM HARDING),

Trading as W. HILL & SON,

^(WrV^iVW^tVrfitWifrtVi’iiiii'rVrVVrV'irVr.ïiYtV/i’iVŸiVlWi’rfi^.

I IRONMONGERS 1

AND DIRECT IMPORTERS FROM THE FOLLOWING ENGLISH AND AHERICAN MANUFACTURERS:—

CUTLERY.—Taylor’s (Eye Witness’;, Joseph Rodgers & Sons, Sheffield

FISHING RODS, TACKLE. &c.-S. Allcock & Co., Redditch

GUNS.—Wm. Cashmore. Birmingham

SEEDS (Flower and Vegetable)--Sutton & Sons, Reading

TOOLS.—Alex. Mathieson. Glasgow ; Wm. Marples & Sons. Sheffield ; Wynn Timmins & C.o.. Birmingham; Thos. R. Ellin, “ Footprint Brand.” Sheffield; J. Rabone & Sons, Birmingham; Henry Disston, U.S.A.;

L. S. Starrett Coy., U.S.A.; Simmons “ Keen Kutter,” U.5.A.; Stanley Rule Coy., U.S.A.

As we Import Direct, we are in a position to quote BEDROCK PRICES, so send your requirements early

OUR WINDOWS ARE ALWAYS WORTH INSPECTION.

All Classes of Commissions undertaken.

ADDHESS-

RYRIE STREET, QEELONG.

J. DANIEL


(DANIKIf BROS., Proprietors'

Ironmonger

204-6 MOORABOOL STREET GEELONG

Best House for General Hard ware

WE STOCK — Electro-plated Ware,. General Hardware, Enamel Ware. Brushware. Tinware. Guns. Ammunition. Fishing Tackle. Builders' Requisites. Paints and Oi's, Paper hangings. Separators iLister. Alfa-Laval), Tools. Cutlery, Lamps. Grates. Stoves, Mantelpieces. Farming Implements. Wire and Wire Netting. Tanks (square and round), &c.. &c.

Corrkspondf.xce Invited.

’Phone 312

W. BOX & SORS

Corio Marbware £>tore

Cheapest House in Geelong for Household and Building Ironmongery

ALL SIZES OF GALVANIZED IRON TANKS MADE ON THE PREMISES

Milk and Cream Cans a Speciality

W. IT OX & SONS

Moorabool «Md Wyrie «Streets

Telephone 329.

DI6KI|\IS &SONS

MERCER STREET,

--GEELONG-

We make FOREST DEVILS to pull --down any size trees.--

Also SHAW’S Steel Fencing: Droppers. Post Lifters. All descriptions of Gates. Wrought and Cast Iron Railings for Graves, &c. Agent for Newberry & Walker’s Washing Coppers. Backwcll’s I.X L. Stoves.

SMITH WORK IN GENERAL.



Attention, Please!

For Choice, Up-To-Date Smart Snappy Suits Material of Quality Workmanship of the Best Cut, Fit, and Style—

That characterises the well-dressed man, at

Most : Moderate : Prices

TAYLOR I Cash Tailor

Takes the Lead.

167 MOORABOOL ST., SSson-s GEELONG, pharmac>'

Will satisfy and make a permanent customer of you.

RE8ULT—Pleasing to you, and Qratlfying to us.

Hats, Shirts, Umbrellas, &c., &c.

Sac Suits, 42/- to 95/- Trousers, 12/6 to 27/6

We here illustrate just a few of the Wonderful Values in Popular Lines at 124 Moor a bool St., where WILLIAM STOTT, The People's Popular Jeweller Has a Magnificent Stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewellery and Klectro-plate suitable for Wedding, Birthday, and Christmas Gifts.




15CU 25/-, various designs.


Best Value Goods in Atisralia.


Enquiries or Orders by post (with remittance) promptly answered. Satisfaction guaranteed or the money returned.

l5Ct , real stones, 55/-Others, 30/- up.


12/6


Visitors Please Note. We have Only One Shop, just below Bright ami Hitchcocks, opposite side. A’o Branches.


Every description of Watches and Clocks Repaired and adjusted.

PRESENTATION WATCHES


cnT/*

Every Watch sold by us is fully guaranteed

Our long and practical experience enables us to select the very best value obtainable in KN GLAND, Amp.rica and Switzerland.

Our Stock contains— Rotherhams, Walthams,

Elgins, and

Stauffers PRIZE MEDAL

Watches, in ('.old, Gold filled. Silver, Nickel, and Gun Metal cases.

ANTI-MAGNETIC LEVER WATCHES    at 20-and 22,6

Are not surpassed. We charge no postage.

ENGLISH SILVER PLATE

Our stock of Guaranteed Quality Goods, made specially for us in Sheffield, is the largest and most up-to-date in the district.

-WE MANUFACTURE-

CUPS, MEDALS and JEWELLERY of every description.

Repairs and Re-modelling at lowest prices consistent with good workmanship.

GL BRADLEY SON,

THE UP-TO-DRTE JEWELLERS.

151 KYRIE STREET, GEELONG.

’Phone 336.    Illustrated Catalogue posted on application.

WEDDINGS
COMING

!


OFF


For the above events, kindly remember we have the LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF NOVELTIES in the district, suitable for Wedding and Birthday Presents, direct from the manufacturers. / .'    .* .*


TROPHIES AND PRESENTATION -GOODS A SPECIALITY

Æ?

T. WRIGHT,

Matchmaker, 3e\veller, anb Optician,

73 MALOP STREET,

GEELONG.

Established 1853 Phone 337

E. G. STOTT,


.Jeweller,

106 MOORABOOL STREET, GEELONG

(Next Franks 8: Co.)

LARGE. STOCK—BE.ST QUALITY—LOWE.ST PRICES. Watches. Jewellery, and Spectacles Repaired on premises.




Culcban Stub .farm


“U?alluni,” nopetoun.

t*c •

Importer and Breeder — of —

pure Suffolk Punches

—and-

Romney Marsh Sheep


5. WRATHALL, Proprietor.

QJS

Stallions and Stud Sheep for sale.

All correspondence to be addressed to—

JAMBS STREET, GLtLONG.

J. COTTON,


Practical Locksmith, Gunsmith, and

General Pepairer,


ioi MAI.OP STREET. GEELONG

(Next Morris Jacobs).

SCALES REPAIRED AND WEIGHTS ADJUSTED.    charges

BICYCLES. SEWING MACHINES. &c.. REPAIRED.    moderate.

eoBB & eo.

WW

Cibery Stables, General Carriers,

Coacb, Drag, and ’Bus Proprietors,

GEELONG

Telephone No. 1

TOURISTS' OFFICE : Moorabool Street

(Opposite Victoria Hotel).

REGULAR SEASIDE COACHES

To Torquay, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Anglesea, and Airey’s Inlet.

SUMMER EXCURSIONS.

Public Drags and Waggonettes run regularly to Seaside Resorts and other places of interest.

MODERATE FARES.

®

PRIVATE CONVEYANCES of Every Description on Hire.

COBB & CO. -    -

BAY TRIPS

THE MOTOR LAUNCH

“ VICTORIA”

The largest and fastest Motor on the Bay, will run Day and Evening Trips during Summer months. Also periodical Trips to “Avalon,” North Shore, and Clifton Springs.

FISHING, SHOOTING, AND PICNIC PARTIES CATERED FOR.

*

This Launch is fitted with latest up-to-date Double Cylinder Engines. :::: See advertisements in local papers.

Eurther Particulars from

R. N. MESSERVY & CO.

8 EASTERN BEACH

Telephone 455

CLEMENT NASH & SON

DESIGNERS, MANUFACTURERS,

AND IMPORTERS OF

iTCmrble anb (Branite

at at iiDemorials at at

*»■ /\

©ffice anb 12arb:

GHERINGHAP STREET, GEELONG.

Quarries anb Steam Stone Cutting UClorfts:

THE LETHBRIDGE QUARRIES, LETHBRIDGE.

Always on hand, one of the Largest and Best Assorted Stocks of Headstones, Monuments, Crosses, Tablets, Sic.

Newest Designs in Bronze and Cast Iron Tomb Railings.

■Moth bone in ang part ot tbc State.

Successful Designers of Queen Victoria’s Memorial Statue, Geelong; War Memorials for Kardinia Park (Geelong), Castlemaine, &c.

Inquiry anO Inspection fnritcO. ©csiqns ant> Estimates free.

Sawn Bluestone LANDINGS, LEDGERS, FLAGGING, &c., always on hand from the well-known Lethbridge Quarries, these Quarries having supplied the Largest Landings used in the State. The Trade supplied. Telephone No. 108.

flfconumenial Sculptors .*.

*



*


*


JOSEPH SMITH,

flDonumental HDason : : :

RYRIE ST., GEELONG,

Is now showing the best assortment in the district of all classes of Memorials, in Marble and Granite.

Special Designs prepared and Estimates given for work in any cemetery.

Iron Railings in all patterns.

A large selection of Memorial Wreaths and Glass Shades at reduced prices.

All work guaranteed securely fixed, and of the best material only.

Designs, with prices, on application.

INSPECTION INVITED.    SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

Telephone 405

Bi-Focal

OR


DOUBLE.-51GHTLD

GLASSES


With the improved methods of making these, they are becoming more and more popular. They are a great boon to those who are compelled to use glasses for distance as well as near

I have much pleasure in expressing my great satisfaction with the skill displayed by Mr. Marehant in fixing me up with glasses. The double pair for seeing distance anil for reading is a great success.

GEO. M ARTIS', M.L.A.

Geelong Gas lVorks.

I have been wearing glasses for about four years, but it was not until my eyesight was tested by Mr. Marehant that 1 got


glasses that gave me any satisfaction. By the bifocal lenses he has fitted me with, l can see well at a distance, and also any near work. THOS. LORD,

Gas Engineer. Gee long.

Dear Sir,— The double spectacles you supplied me with are I giving me good satisfaction. I can see distinctly at a fair distance, and also to read, and work the sewing machine.

Yours respectfully,

JOHN RA WBON.


-=5»THE FEATHERWEIGHT BI-FOCAL^


As illustrated, is made after the most recent London methods.

Mr. 5. T. Marehant, when in London last year, secured the very latest tools for producing these beautiful glasses.

Our workmanship is not to be surpassed in any part of the world.

MARCHANT & SON

(S. T. MARCHANT    P. MARCHANT)

Consultino ©ptidans,

“ KLNT HOU5L,” RYRIL ST., GLE.LONG

(Opp. Fricndly Societies' Dispcnsary).

Mr. 5. T. Marehant may be consulted at “ Kent House” on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of each week.

TOURISTS

A CAMERA to Fit your Pocket


With    __

Latest Improvements and Beck R. R. Lens.

Can be used for either Plates or Films.

PRICE -    £2 15s.

(As Illustrated).

The Latest and Best in Cameras.

PLATES, FILMS and PAPERS

FRESH

SUPPLIES


ALWAY8FRESH.

The Best Chemicals and Solutions.

DEVELOPING, PRINTING, AND ENLARGING.

We have the best facilities for doing the best work and doing it PROMPTLY.

À HlfkSnW Photographic I • UILftoUli, Chemist ^ ts

Moorabool St., Geelong.

187

ESTABLISHED 1807.

GAS

HARVEY, DANN & CO.

PTY. LIMITED,

« « *

IllMUers, (Brain anb jforage ITDcvcbants

MANUFACTURERS OF The Celebrated Climax Roller Flour Compressed Fodder

Exporters anb importers

Large Stocks of Feed and Seed Grain of Every Description

« « «

Cash Purchasers of GRAIN, FiAY, ONIONS, POTATOES, &c.

NO!

YOU WONT GET THE, NLLDLL,

But you must be impressed with the good POINTS of LOCKWOOD'S PHOTOGRAPHY. To use a catch phrase, “ We grasp the shadow ” — and something more. We get baby with the sunniest smile, and in a pose that pleases. Our Wedding Groups need no comment—they stand out for superiority in grouping, effect, and finish. Our Portraiture also has a reputation for excellence, as the growing popularity of the Studio over Franks’ Corner indisputably shows ; and our outdoor work is the quintessence of clearness, sharpness, and good judgment. A last word of our Enlargements. They reflect art in every detail; and if you see the fine collection in the Studio, you are bound to want one. A call will be of mutual advantage. Our prices are reasonable, and the workmanship first - class. Everybody knows us ::    :: :: :: ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::

LOCKWOOD’S

OVLR FRANKS’ CORNER

DIXON BROS.

99 MALOP 5TRLLT And CORIO STRLLT —■■- Geelong    ~

Compressed rodder Works

HAY, CHAFF, and GRAIN MERCHANTS

Hay-pressing and Chaff-cutting Works at Ballarat, Mount Blowhard, Werribee ===== and Geelong =====

Produce Salesmen and Stores, 123 Sussex Street, Sydney, N.5.W.

Produce Salesmen and Stores, 484-486 Flinders Street, Melbourne ®

AGENTS FOR-

Mount Lyell Company Artificial Manures.

Deering Harvester Company Reapers and Binders, and all kinds of Farming Implements.

Best Harvest Twines, Oils, Sic., by various makers.

We are CASH BUYERS of all GRAIN and FARM PRODUCE. Government Contractors for Forage and Potatoes.

WE. BUY AND SELL NEW AND SECOND-HAND BAGS.

©

AGENCIES at Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, and Rockhampton (Qoeensland); Newcastle (N.5.W.) ; Durban, Capetown (South Africa).

W. H. WATTS’ Photo
Studio

The Leading Studio in Geelong.


Jfor all tbc Xateat Stgles ..in..

portraiture

gou sbouio fio to

W. H. WATTS’ Photo Studio.

When you visit Geelong, don’t miss calling on us. We shall be pleased to see you, and show you the very latest styles in Photos, and give you any information you may require.

J0

OUR STUDIO 18 THE BE8T IN QEELONQ FOR CHILDREN’S PORTRAITS

Send to us any Photo you wish to get Enlarged, and we guarantee to give you the very best work-, at the lowest possible price.

NOTE. THE. ADDRE.SS —

W. H. WATTS, Photo Artist,

RYR1E STREET, GEELONG.

LYALL & SON

WHOLESALE AND RETAIL

Chaff and Grain Merchants

COMPRESSED FODDER MERCHANTS Cash Buyers of All Kinds of Produce

AQ E NTS FOR-

CUM1N0, SMITH & CO.’S MANURES

KITCHEN & SON’S MANURES

QUEENSLAND INSURANCE COHPANY (Fire, Marine, Accident)

©trice ani» Stores :

BROUGHAM PLAGE AND BAILEY STREET,

GEELONG

Deat> ©ffice ant> Tttaorfta:

LEVESON STREET, NORTH MELBOURNE

■ =    Still to the Front in the--

MARKET SQUARE, GEELONG

BRADLEY, WIGBS 8 GO.

FOR ALL

Mouse Decorations

The Best Workmanship and Materials guaranteed in all work entrusted to us

A LARGE, and WLLL-5LLE.CTLD STOCK of

PAPERHANCINGS AND WINDOW GLASS

--- OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS --

nWW

Paints, Brushes, and everything to make an old house like new ■AMn

artists’ /Material anD picture /iBoulDinas in variety.

nVA'-

Agents for Ruberoid and P. & B. Building Paper. TELEPHONE 165.

White Pastry

Mode from While Hour by White Australian People

148 MOORABOOL STREET

THOMAS HOLDEN

Chaff, Grain, and General Produce Merchant

Opposite RAILWAY STATION GEELONG

EXPORTER OF

COHPRESSED FODDER    OUHPED OATEN CHAFF

COHPRESSED CHAFF ! WHEATEN CHAFF HYDRAULIC PRESSED OATEN HAY, &c.

SOLE AGENT FOR

T. Robertson & Co. Pty. Limited —Agricultural Hachinery. “ Federal Brand ” Hanures.

R. Hornsby & Sons Ltd.—Harvesting Hachinery. Liverpool, London, and Globe Fire Insurance Co.

Specially Selected Seed Wheat and Oats, Binder Twines, and Oils always on hand ; also Flour, Bran, Pollard, Maize, Peas, and all other Agricultural Produce.

Offices and General Produce Stores: MERCER STREET.

Chaff Cutting, Grain Crushing, and Hydraulic Pressing Mills MERCER and CAVENDISH STREETS.

Grain and Produce Stores: BROUGHAM PLACE and BAILEY STREET.

Forage Compressing Mills:

8MYTHE and CAVENDISH STREETS.

Geelong Onion and Potato Mart

“tyvir-

W. H. MAINE & CO.,

146 RYRIE STREET.

Cash Purchasers of Farm Produce.

Onions and Seed. ^ Potatoes a speciality.

A TRIAL SOLICITED.

’Phone 361.


Henwood & Dancey

THE PRINTERS AND BINDERS

-OF THIS-

GUIDE BOOK

Ryrie Street, Geelong


JAS. ASHWORTH, Manager.

The Leading Australian Photographers


RYRIE 5TRE.LT, GEELONG

And at

SWANSTON STREET. MELBOURNE.

ALSO BALLARAT AND BENDIGO

Yeomans IEben Stubio

Famous for WLDDING GROUPS and BRIDAL COSTUMES in Aristo or Platinotype process.

H. PILLOW & CO.

Wholesale and Retail

PRODUCE. MERCHANTS And MACHINERY AGENTS

Best Quality of HAY. CHAFF, and all kinds of GRAIN always on hand, at Lowest Current Rates.

CHIEF AGENTS for the noted McCormick Binder. Ontario Disc Plows, Mould Board Plows, Cultivators. Harrows. Discs. Scufflers, Mowers. Rakes, La<pd Rollers, Knife Grinders, Svea Separators, aH makes of Traction Engines, and International Harvester Company's Goods of all descriptions.

AGENTS for the Best Makes of all kinds of Artificial Manures.

CHIEF AGENTS for Liverpool, London, and Globe Insurance Company.

Jitsi Attention given to all Orders received, and immediate despatch guaranteed.

183 & 185 RYRIL STREET, GEELONG

J. C. BROWNHILL,

PRINTER and PUBLISHER

Undertakes all classes of Commercial and General Printing, including Invoices and Memos., Business Cards, Visiting Cards, Circulars, Receipts, Handbills,

&c„ &c.

* “'Cbe jfebetal TRecotb” j

An absolutely unique Journal.

Posted to any address in the Commonwealth or New Zealand for 1/2 per year (in advance).

ELverybody should subscribe to this bright and interesting magazine.

NOTE THE ADDRESS:

Office: 116 RYRIE STREET .\ .\

Printing Works: MARSHALL STREET

TELEPHONE 374.    GEELONG.

**HUGH A. REID«*'

Licensed

Sanitary Plumber and Gasfitter :: ::

181 MOORABOOL ST„ GEELONG.

QJQJQJ

Baths and Tanks of any size made to order.--

_____Hot and Cold Water servkes connected.

REPAIRS A SPECIALITY.

Estimates given.    Satisfaction Guaranteed.

'asS'Telephone 452««*'

WILLIAM NASH,

IPainter

AND


Decorator

31 MALOP STREET, GEELONG.

TKI.KPHON’I«; 78.

Art Paperhangings and Friezes.

Oils, Colors, Mixed Paints, Stains, Enamels, Mirror, Plate, 8heet, and Ornamental Window Class, Artists’ Materials, Canvases. Studies, Picture Mouldings, Brush ware, Varnishes, Calcimo, &c.

Patterns Forwarded by Post.

Estimates given for all kinds

...... of House Decorations ......

PICTURES FRAMED.

M. A. RERR,


REGISTERED

Sanitary Plumber.

Baths, Lavatory Ware, Sinks, Gasfittings, Water Heaters for Gas or Fuel.

The BERKFELD FILTER.. A new and important invention for the Station, the Farm, and the Home. Continuously sterilises water.

Galvanized Iron Tanks (square and round). Any size made to order.

Windmills for Power or Raising Water. Erected and Repaired.

Hot, Water Circulation a Special Feature in connection with Kitchen Ranges.

244 LITTLE MALOP ST., GEELONG.

TELEPHONE 254.

MERGER & 00.

(Beelonfl Stationery Warehouse

- FOR--

ACCOUNT BOOKS, OFFICt And GENERAL STATIONERY

Try our PEN CARBON BOOKS, which give a clear copy of your letter in one writing.

©

MERCER & CO., Stationers and Printers

MALOP STREET, GEELONG

Telephone 37

(ESTABLISHED 1886^

Cbe Geelong Produce market

“THE EXCHANGE,” MARKET SQUARE

Weekly Sales of Butter, Eggs, CFieese, Bacon, Honey, Poultry, Ferrets, &c.,

----every TFiursday--

Also, during the Season, Fruit and Vegetables every Tuesday, Thursday, --and Saturday --

CORRESPONDENCE INVITED

H. F. RICHARDSON, Auctioneer

Telephone 397

J. GAIRNS

267 Moorabool Street GEELONG.

PLUMBER AND CASFITTER

Electric Bells Fixed



Call at.

McRORIE BROS.

FOR

Art Mall papers, &c.

paints, Oils, anö picture /Poulöinßs

MALOP STREET, GEELONG

Ao/S_ „    t

LOOK

HERE!


. . . IF YOU ARE IN WANT. . .



n>rintinn ci,her Letterpress or Lithographic, we IE L 4 > V1111M are ¡n a position to supply you at moderate rates.

Stationery of every description kept in stock.


post Garfcs. Thousands to select from.


OyRSUçPLY_°F.. pboto (SOOOS ™nS°f 'vislto^can

always rely on having a good stock of Plates. Papers, Chemicals, and anything Photographic, to select from. We also have a Dark Room for their convenience.


Geelong and District Agent for BAKER & ROUSE Ltd.


Our Establishment is in RYRIt STREET, near the cab rank, and ....

Don’t you Forget it!


H. THACKER,

RYRIE ST., QEELONQ.


J. E. READ,


House-?*'

Decorator



FAIBV1EW ST., NEWTOWN.


THREE/.POINTS

you should study when you get your house painted .'. .\


1st.—Best Materials.

2nd.—Competent Workmen.

3rd.—Artistic Arrangement of Colours.


These I can supply at the cheapest rate consistent with the above conditions. .’.    .’.


Estimates submitted for all classes of work in the Building Trade.

-'«^Satisfaction Guaranteed.**--


EDWIN MOLYNEUX, gRAtuETTu

ibouse Decorator

Targe Stock of new Paper-hangings, plain and ornamental Window Glass, mixed Paints, Varnishes, Coach Colors, Winsor & Newton’s

Artists’Tube Colors.......Red

Ochre. 3d. a packet. ... Name

and Villa Plates written.......

Broken Windows attended to



-TS--

.Seaside Excursions to TORQUAY

Parties conveyed. Parcels delivered.

FARE., 5/- RLTURN; 2/6 SINGLE..

SPECIAL DAY TRIPS. 2/6 RLTURN.

Hot Water Depot open during the Season, and all Holidays.

E. MOLYNEUX, Geelong, :: :: :: or Telephone 264.

-    =TRY

ORR & DREW,

158 RYRIE STREET

-    GEELONG-----

Mouse * ^Decoratore.

PJQjQj

Wall-papers, Paints, Glass, &c.

Artists’ Materials, Studies,

Picture Frames.

*

E8TIMATE8 GIVEN FOR EVERYTHING - IN THE TRADE -

Est. 1851.    U.H.C.D.    Tel. 164.

JOHN PATERSON

Xtcensei) plumber anb Oasfitter MERCER STREET (opposite Johnstone Pork)

ESTIMATES GIVEN

Hot and Cold Water Services, Pumps, Baths and Bath Heaters, and Water Meters Fitted Up and Repaired

STANESBY’S


PICTURES PICTURE FRAMING PICTURE POSTCARDS

85 MA LOP STREET {.Opp. Town Clock)

B. FREEMAN & SONS

Licensed Sanitary Plumbers

HOT AND COLD WATER SERVICES Telephone 176

Prepare for the Cold Weather, and get a

ICING’S BiATH HEATER

It is the Cheapest to use and the Cheapest to buy, and the Most Satisfactory to use and Quickest of any in the market.

A NEW 7ft. IRON WINDMILL For Sale, Cheap. GAS MANTLES, 5d. to 7d. each.

A. KING,


Plumber and Gasfitter And Spouting; Manufacturer, RYRIE STREET, GEELONG

M. DONAGHY & SONS

PROP. LTD.

IRope, £wtne, anb flfeat flDanufactuters

Geelong, Melbourne, and Adelaide /Takers of the Celebrated

“KANGAROO BRAND” HARVEST TWINE

Goes farthest, and gives no trouble In the field. The Most Economical Twine on the market ::    ::    ::

TO BE HAD FROH ALL STOREKEEPERS

•    ; IPE-A-IR-SOHST’S

-S GEELONG BOOK ARCADE. <1

2J0 MOORABOOL ST., GEELONG.

?■ ' . ’ *■ /?in\ » t


ARCADE


BOOKS. STATIONERY. XUS 1C


ibé RYRIE STREET; GEELONG..


A QUESTION:

Why do these T wo Shops grow in public favour ?    ::    ::

■£>

PAY THEM A VISIT, and you will get the answer ::    ::


106 RYRIE STREET. OEELONG.


A. PEARSON


STATIONERY. FANCY GOODS A PIPER BAG WAREHOUSE.


BOOK A KCAUR


Solar : Sea : Salt

IS** ■


“ME.RMAID” DAIRY 5ALT :: :: ::

a pure white Salt, unsurpassed for BUTTER MAKING.

“MLRMAID” CHLL5E. 5ALT :: ::

specially crushed and purified for CHEESE. MAKING.

“IMPLRIAL” FINE. 5ALT :: :: :: ::

for HOUSEHOLD USE.

“UNICORN” COAR5E. 5ALT :: ::

for CURING MEAT, HAMS, and BACON.

CRUDE. “BAY” (brand) 5ALT ) “RAM” (brand) CRU5HLD SALT)

for SHEEP and CATTLE. We also supply Salt for all other purposes.

*


THE


Write for Sample«, Testimoniate -and Pricos, to ■. . .


Cheetham Salt Propy.

LTD.

Salt fiDanufacturere,

GEELONG.

Melbourne Office: 212 Little Lonsdale St.


THL VICTORIA SOAP AND CANDLL CO.

MAGIC SOAP.

BORAX SOAPS.

McLLOD’S AMMONIA EXTRACT of SOAP. BLANKLTTA.

KITTY SOAP FLAKLS. CRLOLU5 SOAP. SATIN SOAP. SOVEREIGN SOAP.

QUAKLR TOILLT.

SCHLRING’S HYGILNIC FORMALIN TOILLT, SHAVING.

SAVON CITRIODORA TOILLT SOAP.

TELEPHONES—Geelong^, No. 263; Melbourne, No. 1019.

Factory: GEELONG.

©tBce and umare bouse:

11 KINO ST., MELBOURNE.


Contractor for Cooking: Apparatus

to the iVictorIjajrk Government

ANDREWS’

Far-Famed

...Patent...

“Nonpareil” Cooking Stoves

New Illustrated Catalogues posted free to any address in the World.


Glenfine Estate, Pitfield, 5th Aug., 1907. Mr. C. Andrews.

Cheringhap Street,

Geelong.

Dear Sir,—Will you please forward per rail to Newtown, I “Nonpareil” Stove, No. I A, without Hot Chamber.

I think this makes the EIGHTH STOVE we have ordered from you during the past two or three years.

Yours faithfully, SAMUEL, HOWELL.

Barunah Plains Estate, Inverleigh, Oct. 14, i9<>5-Mr. C. Andrews, Geelong Dear Sir,—In reply to yours of the 26th September. the best thing I can say in respect to your Patent “Nonpareil” Stoves is—there are TEN (10) here and are ALL GIVING THE USERS THE UTMOST SATISFACTION.

Yours truly,

JAMES RUSSELL.

Hot Water for Bathroom and Scullery a specialty.

Note the Name and Address—

C ANDREWS, Patentee and Sole Manufacturer

Depot—QHERINQHAP 8T. (Opposite Post Office) Works-FENWICK and RYRIE 8T8., QEELONQ.

EXCURSION STEAMERS

5.5.    COURIER S.S EDINA

5.5.    EXCELSIOR


Between GEELONG and MELBOURNE, calling at PORTA R LINGTON


For full particulars of Times of Leaving and Fares, see daily papers

An excellent opportunity for enjoying a day on the water at a nominal cost; and during the Summer rionths, Cheap AFTERNOON EXCURSIONS are run from GEELONG to PORFaRLINGTON and back.

FAST STEAMSHIP SERVICES

Between

ALL AUSTRALIAN STATES

(See Helbourne and Geelong dailies)

HOWARD SMITH CO. Ltd.

HUDDART, PARKER & CO. PROPY. Ltd.

Established 1858.

• • • BACKWELL’S • • •

PATENT

I.X.L. COOKING STOVES

Unequalled for Economy, Simplicity and Durability. Will burn Wood, Coal and Coke.

Made in several sizes, to suit the Cottage or the Mansion.

PRICE - FROM 65 -

Call and inspect, or write for illustrated catalogue to

BACKWELL’S Patent Stove Works,

1T9 Gheringhap Street, Geelong.    ,p,

Geelong is noted for its SOAPS

5f5

J. C. KING,



BARWON


Soap and Soda Crystal Works and Tallow Refinery

and

Desiccating Works

SOUTH GEELONG.

Maker of the pure JUBILEE Soap

FAT AND TALLOW

Bought in any quantity

100,000 Tons Wanted

TELEPHONE 143

Page Manufacturing Co.

MERCER STREET, GEELONG

Manufacturers of

IMPROVED COOKING STOVES AND RANCES


BECAUSE


It has an Adjustable Grate to suit requirements.

It is provided with Cleaning Trays to remove all soot and dust.

It can be used as an Open or Closed Grate.


BECAUSE

It combines Highest Quality with Moderate Prices.

It is undoubtedly the Most Up - to - Date Stove on the Market.

It has given satisfaction to those who have used it.


... A GREAT . . .

Sabblerç Establishment

ESTABLISHED 50 YEARS.

eyd/®

W. PRIDE,

MALOP STREET, GEELONG.



Importer of all the latest Knglish arid American

Goods.


*

Harness, Saddles, Collars, ¿See., made on the premises by one of the largest and best equipped staff of workmen in the State.

X


All quality Buggy, Gig, Pony, and Cart Harness of every description iu stock or made to order.


X

All goods carefully packed and despatched to any part of the Commonwealth.

X


Visitors are cordiallti invited to inspect our Stock.

Seeds are , . the . . Best .


LEVIEN’S

I am the only Seedsman and Plant Merchant in Geelong who deals in seeds alone. I have no mixed lines, therefore all my time is put into the selection of the very best seeds

No disappointment when you sow All Grass Seeds and my Seeds, every one germinates. Clovers at Melbourne -    prices.

Illustrated Catalogue FREE on application.

—--

One trial satisfies,    6. B. LEYIEN.

you will then

have no other    Seedsman and ::

Seeds but mine.    Pi.ant Merchant,

151 MOORBBOOL. ST.. GEBLONG.

SLATE AND TILE YARDS,

RYRIE STREET, GEELONG.

C PTTTnn^ Wer, Slater, anO * 1-,# 1 1 1 1 Lyv^IYr siate/lictcbant.

SLATES, SLATE HEARTHS, TILES, &c.

THE. HOUSE. FOR FISHING TACKLE-

^    . FISHING TACKLE. of All Descriptions. One of the

Largest and Best Selected Stocks in the States.

For CRICKET, LAWN TENNIS, GOLF, FOOTBALL, HOCKLY, and all SPORTING GOODS,

For the Choicest Brands of TOBACCO. CIGARS, CIGARETTES, and Everything in the Smoking Line, go to

WT '~TfT ILADISTT? Direct Importer of All Sporting J. 1 lL/i\l    Goods and Tobacconist’s Ware,

moohahooi, street, gkelons.

W. BEALLS & SON,

^ailore, Outfitters, ant> fiOercers,

179 MOORABOOL STRE.LT, GLLLONG.

SUMMER SEASON, 1908.

We have opened a very Choice Selection of the Newest Patterns Fancy Suitings

Kown importing),

also a full range of the celebrated Albion Mill’s Select Designs.

-------■—-»-----------——— -JVJ

Clients will do well to inspect these Goods. Best Value is our motto

JAMLS MUNDAY & Co.

leather 8. (Stinker? flDercbants

Manufacturers of - - -leather Jelling




CASH PURCHASLRS (at Geelong Branch only)

... of...

Hides, Calfskins

Sheepskins

Rabbitskins

Horsehair

Tallow

... and ...

Wattle Bark



-Sole Victorian Agents for the Celebrated---

BRILLIANTS HINE.-METAL-POLISH

Which has the LARGEST SALE of any METAL POLISH in Australia

THE

miSTH! TflHHERY GO.

banners anò

ÜLeatber flßercbants

MANUFACTURERS OF

BEST SOLE AND HARNESS LEATHERS

Suited to the Colonies, also For Export, under the well-known Brand “ A. T. CO.”

BUYERS OF HIDES AND BARK

Tannery: MARSHALLTOWN ©Rices :

Little Malop Street, Geelong, and 2 King Street, Sydney

BONES. BONES.

George Gardiner

IS A CASH BUYER OF

GREEN or DRY BONES; also OLD COWS and HORSES (dead or alive), and WATTLE BARK in any quantity

AT HIGHEST MARKET RATES.

Delivery taken daily at local Railway Station, Wharf, at E. Sach & Co.’s (C. P. Storrer, Myers Street), or Works, Marshalltown. Telephone 215.

Also Sole Manufacturer of the

Celebrated “Magic” Bone Dust

LOCAL AGENTS:

C. E. SACH (C. P. STORRER),

Produce Merchants,

MYERS STREET, GEELONG.

The Sicilian Cafe

AT yOUR SERVICE-----

VIR60NA BROS.

Come here, and you will find the Coolest, Pleasantest Cafe that you know :: :: :t

Whether you are in town or out of town, we are ready to serve you    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::

Our Cafe is at your elbow, through the Telephone 286, by Post or Telegraph ::

We are the most up-to-date people in our line of business. When arranging for that Picnic, just look us    up.    We    will

cater for your needs :: ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::

About our Prices — well — the Lowest Possible, combined with Superior Quality. Give us a call for Afternoon Tea. We are sure you will be pleased ::    ::    ::    ::    ::    ::

THE ADDRESS-

Sicilian Cafe, 128 Moorabool Street The Proprietors: VIRGONA BROS.

X. L. C. R.

Timber Yard, Ryrie Street

'Opposite S. T. Marchant, Optician)

®

G. F. TAYLOR,


Estimates given for Brie k-work. Carpentering, -Plumbing, Plastering, Painting, Asphalting, &C.


CONTRACTOR

We supply everything required for Building and Furnishing Houses, at Melbourne price*.

*

Granolithic Floors and Paving a Specialty.


The LLADING TAILOR5

3T

-a—LADIES’

Fizer & Co. s™

MOORABOOL 5TRLLT,    Tailors

GttLONG

-Established 25 Years

The largest range of New and Up-to-date Suitings to be had in Geelong

Smart and Stylish Suits to order from 50/-

Ladies' Costumes to order from £4 4s.

ALL THE. NEWEST DE-SIGNS AND EFFECTS IN ME-N’S MERCERY KEPT IN STOCK

Agents for the celebrated Dr. Jageur’s Underwear

THE

CENTRAL TIMBER YARDS

Ryrie Street, PosPtpofflco, Geelong.

THOMAS HIGGANS

I am A

Direct Importer of Baltic, American, and New Zealand Timbers. All kinds of Building Materials. Iron, Lime, Cement, Bricks, Drain Pipes, Paints, and Builders’ Ironmongery kept in stock.

I have the Best

Showroom, and it contains the Largest Stock, outside the metropolis, of Mantelpieces, Overmantels. Grates, Stoves, Tiles, Kerbs, Wash-hand Basins, Sinks, Baths, &c„ &c.

I make Claim

to your patronage, and in return you will Save Money by giving me your order. All materials supplied on Melbourne Prices.


Attention, Please!

For Choice, Up-To-Date Smart Snappy Suits Material of Quality Workmanship of the Best Cut, Fit, and Style—

That characterises the well-dressed man, at Most : Moderate : Prices

TAYLOR, cast* Tailor

Takes the Lead.

Establishment “n** 167 MOOR A BOOL ST,

GEELONG,


Next

Dickson’s

Pharmacy


Will satisfy and make a permanent customer of you. RE8ULT— Pleasing to you, and Gratifying: to us.


Hats, Shirts, Umbrellas, &c., &c.

Sac Suits, 42,- to 95 - Trousers, 12/6 to 27,6

Melbourne.. Tailoring Depot

LITTLE MALOP STREET

(Near Prince of Wales Hotel),

GEELONQ


WHERE YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ......CHOICE OF ALI. THE......

LATEST NEW SEASON'S GOODS.

FIT and STYLF. Guaranteed.


Cheapest House in Geelong: for Hig:h-class Tailoring: :: *

All the Latest Novelties in Hats, Shirts, Collars, Ties. Also large stock Gent’s Underwear kept in stock.

I. GOLDENBERG, Proprietor.

BUILDING MATERIALS


Can be obtained at ...Low Prices at...

T. PLTE.R5 & Co.’s

TIMBER MERCHANTS,

Little Ryrie Street, Geelong.

Importers of FLOORING. LINING BOARDS. FOREIGN and COLONIAL TIMBERS. GALVANIZED IRON. NAILS, &c.

Before Building, ask here. Your enquiries invited

B. MARTIN & SONS

203 RYRIE STREET EAST GEELONG


DIRECT—LARGE CONSIGNMENTS

Deals, Baltic Floorings, Linings, and Weatherboards

COMPLETE STOCK BUILDING MATERIALS

ALWAYS ON HAND- LOWE8T PR1CE8

Lime

Q. C. Iron

White Lead

Sashes

Cement

Barbed Wire

Red Lead

Builders'

Bricks

Hoop Iron

Oils

Ironmongery

A TRIAL SOLICITED.

SATISFACTION

GUARANTEED

5adoc J. 5tott

# Tailor #

LADIES’    BREECHES

COSTUMIER ^ MAKER

42 MALOP STREET

GEELONG

Httractive Suits for fIDen

Your appearance is of import. Smart clothes are necessary to smart people. Whatever changes fashion may decree we keep up to but never exaggerate.

REFINED TASTE. EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS. SINGLE SUIT LENGTHS. HIGH-CLASS WORKMANSHIP, MODERATE PRICES.

babies’ TIailor=built Costumes

Ladies, you cannot afford to be without a Good-fitting, Stylish Costume for the coming season.

For GOOD TASTE. HIGH-CLASS WORKMANSHIP and MODERATE PRICES, try

R. COLLINS HOCKING,

39 MALOP ST.. GE.E.LONG.

Telephone 41.

J. C. TAYLOR & 50NS,

Contractors Carpenters BnilOers.. ,

............ AND ............

Cimber Merchants

Steam Saw and Moulding Mills,

198 GHLRINGHAP 5TRLLT, ===== GLLLONG    

Mouldings,:: Skirtings, :: Architraves,

Doors, Sashes, and all kinds of Joiners’:: Work :: made :: to :: order

All kinds of Building Materials in stock

Estimates given.


JOINERS' WORK A SPECIALTY.

MOCKRIDGE BROS.

MERCHANT TAILORS 103 Gheringhap Street,

GEELONG

Ladies’

------

c=>

tt/L--JS»

Style,

----IS»

G=>

Personal

and

Fit,

Supervision.

Gents’

and

Satisfaction

Tailoring

S3*

Finish

Guaranteed

PETTITT BROS.

Manufacturers of TUBULAR GATES

Suitable for Farm and Station use.

PATENT AUTOMATIC GATES, for opening and shutting without alighting from a vehicle, A SPECIALITY.

PETTITT’8 PATENT FIRE-PROOF FENCINQ.-Girder Steel Postsand Droppers. No Post Holes to dig. Holes punched to any gauge.

Call and inspect or write for Illustrated Catalogue.

JOHN BAXTER & SON

Importers of Baltic and Other Timbers,

BUILDERS’ HARDWARE, OILS, PAINTS, and GLASS

PAKINGTON STREET G E E LO N G WEST

‘A'W-

All Builders’ Requisites Supplied at Lowest Rates.

sVW-

Agails for Gold s Rooting a ml Wire Wills and Rarh IIV/v. Telephone No. 400.

HERE!

Do you know that Ladies and Gentlemen are specially catered for by J. GELL, MA LOP STREET P

PRICES TO SUIT ALL POCKETS.

SPECIAL BARGAINS at

OUR BOYS’ TAILORING CO.

83 Malop Street 83

(Next Stainsby, Picture Framer,    fllTir I ONG

opposite Town Clock),

New Spring Goods of every kind jn stock. Our facilities for the £atherin£ of Choice Goods $ive our Patrons the Widest Varieties at the Lowest Prices obtainable. Up-to-Date Sac Suits, with the latest American shoulders, from £2 15s.: Trousers, from 12/6. Dress Suits and Ladies' Tailoring a SpeciaKy. Gentlemen's Own Material made up. Fit, Style, and Best Workmanship

guaranteed. pH|u mcSHANE (the Old Geelong Goal Kicker), Manager.

Chas. Cole & Co.


WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS

PROPRIETORS UNION ICL AND COOL STORAGE CO.

CORNER__

Gheringhap and Little Malop Streets

GEELOISTG

Him, Hurray i Stianuou

PROPRIETARY LIMITED,

Wool

...AND...

(Brain Brokers,

Stock, financial, anO produce Brokers,

GEELONG (& MELBOURNE.

©itectore:

C. SHANNON (Chairman)    H. M. STRACHAN

T. E. BOSTOCK    J. SANDERSON

Advances on Wool and Crain made at Lowest Current Rates

Weekly SALES of Sheepskins, Hides, &c., held throughout, the Year

Agencies:

Thomas’ Sheep Dip    Murton's Fluid Sheep Dip

Cooper’s Sheep Shearing and Horse Clipping Machines Fairbank’s Horse Oil Engines DERWENT & TAMAR INSURANCE CO.

NORTH BRITISH ASSURANCE CO.

CHINA TRADERS’ INSURANCE CO.

LUND’S BLUE ANCHOR LINE OF STEAMERS LOCH LINE OF CLIPPER PACKETS

DDLGETT 4 OPW! LlfniTED

Wool anO proOuce Brokers,

Stock, Station, and ©cneral Commteoton flgents,

SUCCESSORS TO

HOWE, THORNTON & PALMER,

Melbourne, Geelong, Oampcrdown, Terang and Hamilton, and at Colac (formerly Baker, Sydenham & Co.)

Wool Sales held THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS as arranged throughout the Season.

Skins, Hides, &c.—Sales held EVERY WEDNESDAY throughout the Year.

Produce Shipped and sold in the Interstate markets. Sales of Fat and Store Sheep and Cattle

Conducted at the Corporation Yards, C.kei.ong, Every Monday; and at Nkwmarket Every Tuesday and Wednesday.

At Tkrang, weekly sales, Monday. Campkrdown, weekly sales, Tuesday. Hamilton, weekly sales, Friday. Clearing Sales conducted in ang part ot tbc State.

Valuations of Properties and Stock made. Liberal advances given on Wool, Produce, Stock, &c.

First-class lines of Store Cattle and Sheep ! also Pure Stock, for Private Sale.

Agricultural and Grazing Properties of large and small areas for sale in various parts of Victoria.

Money to Lend on Freeholds, at Lowest Current Rates.

Head Office—96 Bishopsgate (within), London, E.C.

---^-AGENCIES -e---

ABERDEEN LINE    ... Via Africa, to London

WHITE STAR LINE    ... Via Africa, to London

PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL    ,

SN CO.    ... Via Suez Canal, to London

MESSAGERIES MARITIMES CO. Via Suez Canal, to London NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA ... Japan Steamers

QUIBELL’S LIQUID AND POWDER SHEEP DIP KEMP’S SHEEP BRANDING FLUID GI8KO RABBIT POISON

NOBEL’S GLASGOW EXPLOSIVE8 AND CARTRIDGES PHCENIX A83URANCE COY. LTD.

THE GEELONG WOOL SALES

i*

WOOL and GRAIN BROKERS STOCK and STATION AGENTS

GEELONG ftA>

WOOL SALES held Every THURSDAY throughout the Season, and at intervals during the Year.

SALES of HIDES, SHEEPSKINS, TALLOW, and OTHER PRODUCE Every Week, on Wednesdays.

STOCK SALES Every Monday at the Corporation Yards.

<rCyv3^>

marebouee ant> ibeafc ©ffice: CEELONG.

Melbourne ©tHce:

“THE RIALTO,” COLLINS STREET.

Glo. Hague. * Co.

Proprietary Limited.

ESTABLISHED 1878.

Hies tern mod Warehouse,

GEELONG

Wool, Skin, Ride, and Grain Brokers.

Wool^


SALES held weekly throughout the Season, and at intervals during the Year.

We hold SALL EVERY WEDNESDAY. of Sheepskins, Hides. Tallow, and other Pro-


Skins^

duce. (Proceeds day'of Sale)

/7_ We”act as Selling Brokers only. vJll dll    Free Storage on usual terms.

Agencies:

Alex. Robertson’s HIGHLAND SHLLP DIP. Paste, Powder, and Fluid. Used by leading Wool Growers. Testimonials on application.

QUEENSLAND FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE CO.

Farm and Station Properties for Sale.

G. HIRST & CO.

“=W=—■=»—

Excelsior Woollen and Worsted Mills

GEELONG

MANUFACTURLR5 OF

Wlotstebs, Serges, dweebs, Blankets, ¿flannels anb all Moollen (Boobs

- THL -

LARGEST WOOLLEN MANUFACTURERS IN AUSTRALIA

J. J. TRAIT & Co'S

Celebrated

XXX HOP BLLR

Aerated Waters and

Cordials ^

*

Mine anb Spirit Merchants

Agent YORKSHIRE. INSURANCE. CO.

Malop Street, GEELONG.

'PHONE 12.

GEELONG FACSIMILE SERIES NO. 1

The Illustrated Ciuide to Geelong and District is the first of a series of facsimile editions to be published by Deakin University Library, using material held in its Special Collection. Items held in this valuable collection include works by local authors, a large number of early Australian school textbooks and a wide range of materials about Geelong and Western Victoria.

Few copies of the Illustrated Guide remain today. The Geelong Historical Records Centre has a copy of the first edition which was published in 1905. Deakin University Library's copy is the 1908 revised edition.

We are grateful for the assistance of the Geelong Historical Records Centre, and the enthusiastic support of members of the Brownhill family, especially Dr. Roger Freeman, of Adelaide, who supplied the photograph which appears on the introductory page and information about the author.

Reproduced and printed by List Print, Geelong