Deakin University

Until the late 1960s or early 1970s

many of the buildings near

Geelong’s waterfront

served as woolstores for selling

some of the best Australian Wool

produced in Victoria and New South Wales.

Dalgety’s Woolstore was one such woolstore.


Now while it still bears the Dalgety name

for historical purposes,

it is now known as

Deakin University,

Waterfront Campus,


For those of us old enough to remember

the smell of lanolin in old wool stores

it is easy enough to recognise

the skeletal remains which now support

the Waterfront Campus of Deakin.