PEOPLE - 20th CENTURY
The Anderson family were prominent business people in Bacchus Marsh for over 100 years. William Anderson commenced operating a general store in Main Street in 1869 which was continued by his descendants until 1971. The family also operated a milk factory and grain store for a period.
(Moore & Oomes, p.16, p.54)
Thomas Cain was a prominent businessman and farmer in the district until his death in 1913. He was also a councillor for several terms.
(Express, 25 October, 1915, p.3).
However George Chambers was a local businessman who built and operated a shop in Main Street next to the A.N.A. building) in the early 20th century.
( Moore & Oomes, p.73)
Alec Bond was Bacchus Marsh Shire secretary and engineer for many years. He was responsible for the design of many pieces of public infrastructure in the district including the Bacchus Marsh swimming pool.
Albert Closter arrived in Bacchus Marsh in 1921, and began market gardening in the town in 1925. There are many descendants of Albert Closter still in Bacchus Marsh.
Percy Carey and his family operated a garage and motor dealership for many years in Bacchus Marsh. From 1948 until about 1987 the business was located at 4-6 Grant and at 105 Main Street.
(Bacchus Marsh Heritage Guide, p.51, Moore & Oomes, p.116)
Peter Carey was the son of Percy Carey. He attended Bacchus Marsh State School (now known as Bacchus Marsh Primary School).
Peter Carey has become one of Australia’s most successful writers.
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