Written by Norman Houghton, The Story of Geelong is a digestible history including all the characters, booms and busts, that has made Geelong what it is today.
The Story of Geelong book, complete with wonderful historical images of the region, is available for purchase from the Geelong Heritage Centre. For more information on the Geelong Heritage Centre
The first known sighting of the Geelong region by Europeans occurred in December 1800 when Lt. James Grant sailed through Bass Strait from the west in the coastal exploration brig Lady Nelson.
Next came the discovery and exploration of Port Phillip Bay, from January to March 1802, when the Lady Nelson under Lt John Murray R.N entered it from Sydney.