SHIRE OF BACCHUS MARSH PROCLAIMED ON 23 JANUARY 1871
To celebrate the 150 anniversary, the Society remembers some of our past Shire Presidents.
Rex Thorburn – Shire President 1994-1995.
Courtesy of the Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc. Collection.
Rex was born in South Gippsland. He joined the Victorian Police Force and married in 1965. Rex and his wife moved to Bacchus Marsh where they raised their family.
He joined the Council in 1990 representing the Parwan Riding and was elected Shire President in 1994. Local Government amalgamations in 1995 marked the end of the Bacchus Marsh Shire when it merged with a number of other shires to form the new Moorabool Shire. His Shire Presidency didn’t quite last a year and he was the last elected representative to hold the position. Now retired, Rex can still be spotted about town these days.
Do you have some stories and photo of Rex to share? If so we would like to hear from you on our Facebook page. Help us celebrate our past community leaders.