A CITY OF BEAUTY AND PROGRESS
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NATURE HAS BESTOWED ON GEELONG ALL THE ADVANTAGES REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH A PROGRESSIVE CITY IN ATTRACTIVE SURROUNDINGS
Geelong is situated on the shores of Corio Bay, an arm of Port Phillip Bay, and it has as a hinterland the lush rolling grasslands of the Bellarine Peninsula and the Western District of Victoria.
One of the largest provincial cities in Australia, Geelong has a claim to being progressive, with a future of immense possibilities. The fine harbour is to have enlarged facilities to cope with the rapidly increasing demands of its many industries, and also of the rich areas served by the numerous rail and road services. These areas not only provide
a wide range of scenic gems but are areas devoted to vital primary and secondary industries.
The population of greater Geelong is 55,000 and increasing rapidly, there is however
ample room for continued expansion under ideal conditions.
Cor/'o Bay provides a pretty scene, with the city gracefully overlooking its wide expanse of blue water which is fully used by all varieties of water craft from overseas
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steamers to the smallest pleasure boat. Excellent swimming is available especially at the
Eastern Park Beach, one of the finest swimming enclosures in Australia.
Within a radius of 30 miles from Geelong City are found a fine selection of beach
resorts, equal to anything in Australia. Pcrtarlington, St. Leonards, Clifton Springs, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Barwon Heads and Torquay provide a series of delightful beaches each with its own particular charm. Few large cities can claim to have such a varieiy of calm water, river or rolling ocean in which to enjoy aquatic sports.
EASTERN BEACH RESERVE. Aerial panorama showing this wonderful addition to the sporting facilities of Geelong City
The swimming Pool is flanked by delightful lawns and shade trees.
Excellent shopping centres cater for the needs of the resident and the visitor, the
main thoroughfares are a constant hive of activity, the wide streets however enable all traffic to be handled with ease.
All large commercial institutions, banks, insurance companies etc. are represented
with branches to cater for the needs of the city and outlying areas. Large housing estates
are under construction, with other projects planned, all of which point to a bright and
prosperous future for Greater Geelong.
In all, Geelong is entitled to its claim to being a progressive city with a future,
such a future which offers scope for new comers in all walks of life. Here they will find
everything required to provide enjoyable living, happy holidays and hope for the future.
Be it a new industry, a casual visitor, a new settler, or a returning citizen,
Geelong offers a welcome to all.
EASTERN BEACH POOL. A section of this popular swimming pool. Every facility is provided for swimmers of all ages to
enjoy themselves. There is also a special Olympic Pcol included in the enclosure.
ART GALLERY AND PARK. This is typical of many delightful corners In Geelong’s gardens and parks.
Modern educational facilities are ample, a number of schools being widely known throughout Australia and overseas. Amongst these being the Gordon Institute of Technology,
Geelong College and Geelong Grammar School.
Within the city area are numerous lovely public gardens and parks, whilst adjoining the outer areas are excellent playing fields, golf courses, etc. Victoria's oldest Golf Club
"bell Park" is situated in the North West section.
To stand on the heights overlooking Queens Park, with the winding Barwon River backed by the rolling hills, is to witness a scene of restful charm and tranquility, seldom
found so close to a busy city.
The Barwon River flowing through the outskirts of the city provides an excellent
rowing course, and serves numerous large woollen mills and associated industries.
Geelong is an important cog in the industrial and primary life of the Australian Nation. Its position being reflected in the number of important industries located in and
adjacent to the City. Amongst these are Ford Motor Works, International Harvester Company, Australian Cement Ltd., with many others covering a vast range of essential products.
This is a typical scene within a few minutes of the heart of the City. The Barwon River winds picturesquely
past the Queens Park Golf Links.
FORD MOTOR WORKS. Aerial View over the Ford Motor Works, one of many large industries which are a feature of the
commercial life of Geelong.
TORQUAY. View of Torquay Beach, another popular playground for Geelong residents. The lovely wide sands are laved by
the sweeping rollers of the Southern Ocean. This is an excellent surfing beach.
GEELONG HARBOUR. A corner of Geelong’s Harbour front, which is used extensively by overseas steamers. Pleasure craft
make full use of its wide protected waters.
ST. GEORGE’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. This is typical of many very fine Churches situated in Geelong and its suburbs. These attractive edifices stand as memorials to the early settlers who
founded the city on solid foundations.
GEELONG POST OFFICE. This fine building is an example of many such Public and Commercial Buildings
found in the heart of the city.
Adjoining the heart
Buildings are surrounded by attractive
of the city the Art Gallery and other well kept parks and gardens.
Top. Infectious Diseases Hospital Below. Ryrie Street.
Top. Intermediate Hospital.
below. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.
As it wends its way to the sea, the Barwon River serves numerous Woollen Mills and factories. Its picturesque waters also provide an excellent rowing course.
T. & G. BUILDING. The corner of Ryrie and Moorabcol Streets, Geelong, a busy intersection. Note the figures which emerge from the Clock Tower to herald the hours with appropriate
strokes on the Bell.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS. Gherlnghap Street, showing the City Hall. Public Offices, Telephone Exchange, and Post Office.
The rich rolling plains and undulating country surrounding Geelong is in itself very picturesque, with its fields of cereal crops, lush pastures, comfortable homesteads, all very colorful at every season. Then the famous seaside holiday resort of Lome lies 45 miles distant, over the Great Ocean Road, a fine coastal highway of endless beautv.
Here along the coast is found a medley of nature, timber covered mountains rise abruptly from the blue southern ocean, long sweeps of glistening sands laved by the ocean rollers, quiet streams meandering through the valleys, typical Australian bushlands, all combining to provide for Geelong a lovely holiday area of country in which to relax at week ends and when on holidays.
Geelong's climate is mild and pleasant throughout the year. Another feature of Geelong are the wide streets, many tree lined, with fine public buildings, churches, schools, hospitals and private homes which reflect the general prosperity and civic pride of the
LORNE. This lovely holiday resort is only 45 miles from Geelong along the famous Great Ocean Road.
TEXTILE COLLEGE. This unique College, a branch of the Gordon Institute of Technology, trains Students in all branches
of the Textile Industry.
Millions of pounds are represented in the continuous stream of excellent wool clips, woollen products, and wheat, barley, etc., which pass through the Port of Geelong on
their way to the markets of the world. Large modern wheat silos, and extensive wool stores cater for this valuable trade.
Geelong is the natural port for a vast territory devoted to wool, wheat, onions, potatoes, dairying, cattle, timber, and all general agriculture. Exports of many of these items pass through Geelong from as far west os the South Australian Border districts. The large railway marshalling yards handle traffic from every section of Western Victoria.
Railways radiate to Melbourne, Ballarat, Western Victoria, Colac, Warrnambool, while motor services link many other centres with Geelong. An Aerodrome is situated on the Banks of the Barwon River.