Geelong Rivers District

History of District

Geelong Rivers came into existence on May 1st 1995 with the merging of Moorabool and Corio Districts The aspects of the design are as follows;The three major rivers bounding the District Moorabool, Barwon and Little River, including Hovells Creek, the permanent well watered district being one of the reasons  the early settlers came to the district. The golden plains representing grazing, and agriculture. The mountains of the Brisbane Ranges and the You Yangs. The ship and the bay representing trade commerce and the early explorers. The curlew representing the bird and animal life; the “curlew” in one of the aboriginal   dialects is called “Moorabool”. The Scout Emblem and the name of the district. This badge was designed by Mr Bill Fitzgerald, Scout Leader at Moorabool Scout group.