Bacchus Marsh Social History

We are always looking for information and items concerning people, families, community organisations or businesses from past years to add to the richness and diversity of our Collection.

If you do come across anything that you believe would enhance our Collection for future generations, please contact us to discuss options on donating.

Examples FROM THE Society’s Collection

In June 1903 some of the Friendly Societies in Bacchus Marsh formed an association to play Rope Quoits tournaments. The first tournament concluded after a series of matches in September 1903. The winners of the tournament were presented with a trophy in the form of an illuminated photographic portrait of the winning players. Reports of a Rope Quoits Association being formed for Friendly Societies members appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Express from 13 June 1903. Reports of the weekly tournaments subsequently appeared in the Express through June to September 1903. A detailed account of the final tournament and the illuminated photographic portrait presented to the winning players appeared in the Bacchus Marsh Express on 26 September, 1903, page 3, column 1.

Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc. Collection.

Notice of the subdivision of the Glen Pedder estate being offered for lease by public auction, by the Ballan Auctioneer M. Walsh, on Saturday 10th May 1884 at 1:00pm for Crisp, Lewis & Hedderwick of 51-53 Little Collins St. West Melbourne. The Shire Surveyor was H. E. Standfield of Bacchus Marsh and the printer was Troedel & Co. Lith..

Part of the Hamilton family collection donated by Mr. Darrell J. Waight, Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc. Collection.

Access to the Society’s Collection

The Collection can be accessed under the guidance of our members at the Archive during opening hours. There are several detailed indices available that greatly assist research by using key words or names.

Access to the Society’s Collection online

To make the Collection more accessible to the community the Society has now commenced the Cataloguing Project. Collection Items are being examined and documented to be made available for viewing at the Victorian Collections website.