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“Ahehaehaha he's from Geelong!”
~ Melbournians
“The bogans of Geelong is their oldest tradition; it has been going on now for three hundred years.”
“For god's sake, shut up about the f*****g bogans!!”
~ Geelongites to Tourists
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Some of Geelong's attractions

Geelong (pronounced Jill-ong) is a town in South of Victoria, about 80 km from Melbourne. situated on the edge of a gigantic chocolate oreo, the town's main source of commerce is of course tourism, where people come far and wide to sample the region's fine rustic sweaty football socks which are made and fermented by phantom bollards running about in the middle of the night when everyone has gone to bed.

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Sampling the cuisine in Geelong

The region is also well-known for it's hippopotamus farms, which many tourists come to see in conjunction with a tour of the Ford motor museum; Ford motor company being one of the original industries behind Geelong's growth.

edit History

The exact date of Geelong's establishment is unknown (the date is currently under debate in the Deaken University Campus) and was actually a mistake. Geelong was supposed to be Melbourne but a lack of navigating skills by the founding ship's captain, John Murray, steered his ship towards the useless flat piece of ground which is where Geelong stands today. Geelong then expanded to become the second biggest hole in the state, falling just short of Winchelsea. Many of its municipal buildings are made from solidified sewerage from the nearby Weribee sewerage farm. Almost all of Geelong's building that were built after 1999, were built by the largest population of emu's outside of Flinders Street Station.

edit 19th century: White settlement

The natives and thus victims of the white settlement are referred to as the 'Wathaurong' people. They populated the area before white-man came.

The word 'Jillong' is a type of aboriginal jelly that the natives made from a mixture of gum leaves and yam-oil.

Govenor Richard Burke is credited as the first person who observed that the jelly tasted great with a handful of crumbled oreos thrown on top, so he decided to tell all his friends about it and in no time, Geelong was on the grow.

edit 1850s: Gold rush

Apart from the region's fine football socks, the area was host to a surge in Australia's population when in the late-mid 1800's, Gold was found in relative abundance in Belle's rat, just short of an hour's drive north of Geelong. At first, Belle was voraciously opposed to the gold miners who wanted to get inside her furry friend. Her eventual acquiesce was due to a need to finance her pet hippo's Oreo addiction.

edit 1860s: The 'Sleepy Hollow'

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Someof The Geelong Cup's Fashions and The Waterfront

Ever since 1872, the town has been hosting the annual hippo cup whereupon thousands of Geelongites come together to witness a smorgasboard of the latest in fashion and to trade pancake recipes.

edit 1900s: A city develops

Since the early 20th Century Geelong has grown exceptionally, fuelled by it's wool and other industries, and is the 12th largest city is Australia. It was officially a city on 8 December 1910, when the first power station was built.

The first of the annual Gala day parades, (which continue to this day) began in 1916, although some Geelongites scoffed at the idea, feigning it was just another excuse to exhibit the latest in bogan fashions.

In the 1930s, Geelong's first radio station, K-Rock (then known as 3GL), commenced, as well as The Great Ocean Road opening and the Eastern Beach was opened after 10 years of work in 1939. Many people decided not to swim there because the water looked like the chocolate river in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

edit 1970s: A time of change

The original mall opened in 1985 with the other section that became westfield opening in 1988. This is when the first townies started shooting up water from the market square fountain which resulted in countless townies hallucinating oreos chasing them around trying to eat them. This is also the era when the word 'townie' was invented, most likely by somebody who listend to loud, fast music punctuated by screaming electric guitar solos and vocals, and whose predominant choice in footwear is the moccasin.

The problem only worsened until council destroyed the fountain and put a road and a 7/11 there.

edit 21st century

The 21st Century has seen much happen for Geelong. Nearby at Avalon, an airport was upgraded to cater for the growing number of tourists wanting to sample the regions sparkling sweaty football socks and abseil the gigantic oreo cookie that fronts the city.

Recently, a 'Save the Oreo' campaign has formed and is taking signatures from passers by just outside the entrance to the mall.

Also, construction began on the new ring-road in 2006, which has since opened and sees daily the transport of hundreds of doughnuts to empty stomachs across the region.

edit Geography

Geelong is a city west of Melbourne in Australia, that is at the end of a very long two/one lane freeway. It occasionally provides useful things for the civilised world (i.e. petrol) but mostly its residents just sit there complaining about how they have no water and that the Geelong Bypass should never be built.

edit City and suburbs

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Corio

  • Belmont
  • Break Water (What happens to women when they have babies.)
  • Corio
  • Marshall (also known as Where?)
  • Waurn Ponds
  • Highton
  • East Geelong
  • West Geelong
  • North Geelong
  • South Geelong
  • Solar Drive
  • Norlane
  • Did we say Corio?
  • And the Surf Coast (We're trying to claim it!)
  • Paraparap

edit Economy

Apart from the Shell refinery in Corio (or Lower Lovely Banks as often known) and the Ford manufacturing plant, Geelong lacks any major businesses. This is because most companies know that Geelong is already polluted enough and nobody wants to drive from Melbourne to work there.

edit Culture

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There is none.

edit Art and Music

The Barwon Club regularly hosted Magic Dirt before Daniel Herring left the band almost 20 years ago.

There are many art galleries in Geelong with a host of exhibitions and range of styles from contemporary to classic.

edit Things To Do

Many of the older children and teenagers sit at home and read betty crocker magazines and invent new styles of drug cakes; a pasttime classically favoured as much as a drive to the top of the giant oreo for bongs, on a head full of shrooms.

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People watching 'The Cats' at a football match

In spite of many people coming to Geelong for a taste of 'the socks' as they are affectionately known, a culinary favourite originating in the Goldfields near Belle's rat.

edit Infrastructure

The Geelong Bypass is due to be completed in 2010 but Braksy and his Spring St n00bs will probably delay it by about 10 more years.

edit Princes Freeway (A1)

The Princes Freeway ends in Geelong and is the cause of the West Gate Bridge toll failing.

edit Sport

The Geelong AFL team, the Cats, are based in Geelong and occasionally go over to Perth or Adelaide to give Freo or Adelaide a thumping.

edit See also

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