(from the Archives – January 2013)
The Geelong metropolitan area is the second most populated area in my state of Victoria and the largest non-capital city. Located 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Geelong was named in 1827, with the name derived from the local Wathaurong Aboriginal name for the region, Jillong, thought to mean “land” or “cliffs.
The location was once considered as a possible site for the capital city, but they ended up choosing Melbourne. For those interested in trivia, Melbourne has just been named the ‘Most livable City in the World‘ for the fourth year running. I’m not surprised as the lifestyle and multicultural aspect is certainly one which I love.
I wish food didn’t cost so much though. After doing my weekly shopping yesterday, I’m surprised it hasn’t been named as the Most Expensive Food Capital (of the World).