Geelong is one of Australia’s largest noncapital cities within which the wool industry has been woven directly into the fabric of the city.
This tour will examine a number of culturally significant buildings within the Geelong region and their origins inside the wool industry that saw Geelong explode from a little village to a booming seaport and the ‘wool centre of the world’.
This rags-to-riches tale comes to an end in the mid-twentieth century, however, and this tour will also examine how the culturally significant buildings are adjusting to Geelong’s new position as an emerging health, education and advanced manufacturing hub as a result of the downturn of the wool industry worldwide.
|Deakin University Art Collection, Waurn Ponds Estate Collection en||8.6km||site_izi|
|Deakin University Sculpture Walk, Geelong Waterfront en||0.2km||site_izi|
|Highton and Fyansford – Significance and what it leaves out en||4.7km||site_izi|
|State Government Offices||0.5km||site_brutalism|
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