Retired architect shares drawings for community to colour in

Geelong resident Peter Campbell has shared his drawings of local landmarks for the community to enjoy.

His illustration of The Carousel and Steampacket Gardens was printed in the April/May edition of Community Update.

The drawings can also be saved online and used for colouring-in activities, or to inspire other creative projects.

Continue to check back in as we upload more from Peter’s Geelong City of Dreams collection.

Share your completed creations on social media using the hashtag #mygeelong

We acknowledge the Wadawurrung people as the traditional owners of this land.

About the artist

Peter Campbell is a retired architect who loves to draw and paint.

His Brisbane-based grandchildren call Geelong the “City of Dreams”, as many others do.

Their love of Geelong inspired Peter to draw familiar sites – like The Carousel and Steampacket Gardens – for them to colour.

Peter wishes to acknowledge that these buildings are located on Wadawurrung Country.

Some history about the featured sites

Old Geelong Post Office

The Old Geelong Post Office is one of Victoria’s largest regional Post Offices.

Originally built in 1889-90 by David Kinnaird, it was designed by the Public Works Department in Victoria. The architects were J.H. Marsden, assisted by J.H. Brabin.

The clock and chimes were drawn on in 1911 to honour King Edward VII.

Known as the centre of Geelong’s communications network, the Post Office established the first automatic telephone exchange in the southern hemisphere in 1912.

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