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Captain Bacchus Grave : October 2013
Captain Bacchus Grave : October 2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

Sandstone headstone, enclosed by wrought iron fencing, with a marble tablet superimposed erected in 1936 by L. Dugdale and unveiled by the Archbishop of Melbourne, Rt Rev. F.W. Head, marking the grave of the pioneer settler of Bacchus Marsh, Captain William Henry Bacchus who died on 24 February 1849, aged 67.

The Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society were given permission to restore the grave in 1972.

Bacchus Marsh's first white settler, Kenneth Scobie Clarke, arrived from Van Dieman's Land in 1836. When Clarke departed in 1838, Captain William Henry Bacchus, a retired military officer and magistrate, took up land in the valley between the Werribee and Lerderderg Rivers. The town was named after Captain Bacchus and after the natural marshland of the area that was subsequently drained by the early settlers.

Location

Address:19 Gisborne Road, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Bacchus Marsh, 3340
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.673491
Long: 144.435998
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Settlement

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 25th October, 1936
Front Inscription

Sacred to the memory of Captain William Henry Bacchus

Who died 26th Feb 1849

Aged 67 years

 

Inscription in Proximity

To the memory of Captain William Henry Bacchus who died 26th Feb 1849
Aged 67 years

This tablet was presented by L. Dugdale Esq., and unveiled by the Most Rev. F. W. Head Archbishop of Melbourne

25th October 1936

 

Source: RHSV, MA
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