Geelong runs from Lara in the north to Waurn Ponds in the south, Corio Bay to the east. Geelong is the administrative centre for the City of Greater Geelong municipality including the Bellarine Peninsula.
Avalon is an aeronautical establishment 55 km. south-west of Melbourne between the Princes Freeway and Corio Bay. The nearest town is Lara, 4 km. to the west.
An early owner of large land acreages in the Avalon area was James Austin, the person responsible for successfully acc Read more..
View Profile | Avalon Barrabool 3221
Barrabool is an agricultural district 11 km. west of Geelong. It was also a shire until 1994.
The name is thought to be an Aboriginal word with several recorded meanings: oyster, or a slope down to water, or rounded mountain. The word was recorded as Barrabull by John Helder W Read more..
View Profile | Barrabool Barwon Heads 3227
Barwon Heads is a seaside township on the west side of the Barwon River where it enters Port Phillip Bay on the south side of the Bellarine Peninsula. It is 18 km. south-east of Geelong.
The name derives from the Barwon River, named Kondak Baarwon by John Helder Wedge, surveyo Read more..
View Profile | Barwon Heads Batesford 3221
Batesford is a rural village on the Moorabool River near where it is crossed by the Midland Highway between Geelong and Ballarat. It is 10 km. north-west of Geelong and 67 km. south-west of Melbourne.
The name comes from two brothers, Alfred and John Bates, who in 1837 settled Read more..
View Profile | Batesford Bell Park 3215
Bell Park is a residential suburb between Geelong North and Bell Post Hill. It was named after the Bell Park homestead, built by an early settler, John Bell. Part of the homestead is preserved in the buildings at the Grace McKellar Centre for Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
View Profile | Bell Park Bell Post Hill 3215
Bell Post Hill is a residential suburb north-west of Geelong, adjoining the Midland Highway or Ballarat Road.
Its name is thought to have arisen from a look-out post or warning bell on a post which was erected on a prominent rise which has views over the surrounding countrysid Read more..
View Profile | Bell Post Hill Belmont 3216
Belmont is a residential suburb 3 km. south-east of Geelong. It is bounded on the north and east side by the Barwon River and the riverside Belmont Common, on the south by Waurn Ponds Creek and on the west by Highton.
The site of Belmont was settled by Dr. Alexander Thomson in Read more..
View Profile | Belmont Breakwater 3219
Breakwater, an industrial and residential area on the Barwon River, is 4 km. south-south-east of Geelong. Its name came from a rock ford constructed across the Barwon River by Geelong's first Police Magistrate, Captain Foster Fyans, in 1837. The ford stopped the inflow of salt wa Read more..
View Profile | Breakwater Ceres 3221
Ceres is a small township with an extensive district. The township is 8 km. west-south-west of Geelong; and the district's perimeter includes Ceres Lookout, 3 km. east of the township, the Barrabool Hills to the north and the site of old Christian chapels 7 km. westwards. The cha Read more..
View Profile | Ceres Geelong 3220
Geelong, Victoria's largest provincial urban region, is 65 km. from central Melbourne across the Port Phillip and Corio Bays. It is on the Princes Highway between Melbourne and Victoria's Western District.
Hume and Hovell, explorers, recorded the Aboriginal word "jillong" in 1 Read more..
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