23 January 1871 Bacchus Marsh is proclaimed a Shire and to celebrate the 150 anniversary the Society is remembering some of our past Shire Presidents.
Margaret Love the first female Bacchus Marsh Councillor and Shire President.
Courtesy of the Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc. Collection.
Margaret Love was born in Ballarat and she attended Ballarat Teacher’s College. Several teaching posts later she found employment at Bacchus Marsh Primary School.
Whilst married with two small children she was Bacchus Marsh’s first female councillor and went on to become our first female Shire President. A true trailblazer!
On council Margaret campaigned on greater representation for youth and young parents.
If you have some stories or photos of Margaret when she was on council we would like to hear from you on our Facebook page. Help us celebrate our past community leaders.