We thank the following organisations and individuals for their ongoing assistance in protecting, preserving, and promoting our local history and heritage.

Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch

The Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch provides all the services of a bank and continues to support, invest and promote local community projects. Since they opened six years ago, they have invested over $500,000 into community groups and projects.  Pretty impressive record. Please support the Bank that supports the community.  

Photograph Source: Moorabool News

The local Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Branch has invested significantly in major projects being undertaken by the Society. The grants they have provided has allowed the Society to completely up-grade all of its outdated Information Technology infrastructure. The new computers, networks, printers and scanners allows us to meet our objectives, maintaining and cataloguing our Collection, along with conducting ongoing research.

Public Records Office of Victoria

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. It holds around 100kms of records dating from 1830s right up to the present day. The impressive collection includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and much more. Well worth a visit online or in person.

The Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) over the years has provided grants to assist the Society in a number of key projects. Currently, they have provided $12,973 as part of their Local History Grants Program, for the online digitisation of the Express Newspaper from 1919 to 1945 onto TROVE. This is a project in which the Society has been working on for a number of years.  

Moorabool News

The Moorabool News serves the communities within the bounds of Moorabool Shire with complete focus on all things local. A truly local publication that promotes the history and heritage of the Moorabool Shire.

The Moorabool News has consistently assisted the Society and often helps promote its events, activities and projects. Recently it helped the Society promote the 80th Anniversary of the establishment of the Darley Military Camp in August 2020. Currently it is assisting the Society and Moorabool Shire in the promotion of the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of the Bacchus Marsh Shire.

Steve McGhie MP

Steve McGhie has been the State Labor Member for Melton District since December 2018. Previously he served as the State Secretary of the Ambulance Union. He believes in working with others to achieve shared outcomes.

Steve has assisted the Society by printing extra copies of the Clarke’s Marsh Newsletter for each edition. The extra copies allows the Society to place these at key areas where community members meet. (For example the Moorabool Library and other historical associations).

Moorabool Shire Council

Moorabool Shire is a fast-growing semi-rural municipality nestled between Melbourne, Geelong and Ballarat. It is picturesque and friendly with the vibrancy of an active, growing community.

The Moorabool Shire Council provides the Society generous access to community facilities to maintain an Archive and maintain our collection. It recognises the Society’s contribution in protecting, preserving and promoting the Shire’s history and heritage. It provides the Society a place on the Shire’s important Heritage Advisory Committee, to act in providing advice to the Moorabool Shire Council on heritage matters.