The Society uses a number of different media platforms to promote the history of Bacchus Marsh and the District.

Public Displays

Displays in the Lerderderg Library can be viewed during opening hours.

Clarke’s Marsh Newsletter

Named after Kenneth Scobie Clarke, the first documented white settler to set foot in the area now occupied by the Bacchus Marsh township. Clarke, the manager of the Great Lake Company of Van Diemen’s Land arrived in the district in December 1836. He moved to the Pentland Hills in 1838 and the land he vacated was occupied by Captain William Henry Bacchus and his son. Clarke referred to the locality as ‘Bacchus’s Marsh’.

The Society produces periodic newsletters for its members to:

  • provide important news and updates on Society activities
  • showcase research and profiles undertaken by members
  • provide Society project updates

A limited number of past editions of the newsletter are available. Copies are distributed to other historical societies, the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV) and the National Library of Australia (NLA).

Facebook Page

Our community social networking platform currently has over fourteen hundred and fifty followers and growing. Here we encourage the positive sharing, learning and discussion on the history and heritage of Bacchus Marsh and the surrounding district. It is a public forum that allows members of the public to share their own stories and memorabilia.


A regular posting of news worthy articles and stories on our website relating to the Society’s activities and the local district’s history and heritage.

Printed books available for purchase through our Online Shop.