150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Shire of Bacchus

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Thursday, 21 January, 2021 - 09:00

On January 27, 1871 the Victorian Government Gazette (No. 6, pg 136) gazetted various road districts to be shires. The extract reads:

“At the Executive Council Chamber, Melbourne, the twenty-third day of January 1871 …..The Bacchus Marsh and Maddingley Road District, which was created by a Proclamation bearing date the twenty-seventh day of September 1836, and was altered by another proclamation bearing date the twenty-fourth day of August 1863, and was divided into electoral sub-divisions by an Order of the twentieth day of May 1867, shall be and is hereby constituted and shall be named the “SHIRE OF BACCHUS MARSH….”

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Thursday, 21 January, 2021 - 09:20