This Gin Still showcases the large distilling history within Geelong. Geelong once housed the largest whisky distillery in the southern hemisphere, The Corio Distillery. Built in 1928 and closed in 1989, the venture cost Scottish and Australian firms £200,000 (about $15 million at today’s prices) to pipe water from the Upper Barwon river to the distillery site. Today Geelong still produces a large amount of spirits.
The Geelong Naval and Maritime Museum holds a significant collection of model boats, including a recently acquired model of the Edina. The GMM collection is partly owned by Geelong City Council, the collection holds items of local, state and national significance. The collection tells important maritime stories, including from the development of the port of Geelong to the development of maritime technology from the mid-19th century, the museum fills a role in educating and giving a sense of pride to the people of Geelong and those visiting the city from abroad.
This rope board is part of the Geelong Maritime Museum collection, a portion of which is owned by the City. Geelong has a rich maritime and cordage industry history. The Geelong Maritime Museum holds items of local, state and national significance.