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118 pages, 23 cm.

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William Bacchus was one of the first European colonists to live in the township which was later named after him. He arrived in land occupied by the Wurundjeri and Wadawurrung peoples in 1838 and established a large sheep farm. He died in 1849 and his son Henry Bacchus continued his farming interests in the district until his death in 1887. This work is a biographical portrait of William and Henry Bacchus and of the early European occupation in the Bacchus Marsh district. PUBLICATION DETAILS: Bacchus Marsh, Vic., Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society Inc., 1973: