These photos were taken just before the official lighting of the floating Christmas tree. According to Intown Geelong,
On the east side of the Customs House lawn beside the Edge Hotel are some interesting glass and brass boxes known as the Cargo Boxes. These were designed by Maggie Fookes and Bill Perrin and were installed in 2000. Each box contains some kind of historical iconic import to Geelong, representing what arrived on our docks. There are crockery, fruit and vegetables, wine and even rabbits which were released in the region and went onto infest Australia.