Early Geelong


Early Geelong (7KB)

Detail of Geelong Town Plan (34KB)
In 1835, John Batman explored the area around Geelong. The first European settlers soon followed, with land sales in Geelong being held as early as 1839. 

By the time gold was discovered in Victoria Geelong was already a port and a trading centre and soon became a gateway to the goldfields.

On the following page you'll find depictions of early Geelong taken from the collections of the Geelong Art Gallery. 

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