Electoral district of Gippsland South
Location of Gippsland South (dark green) in Victoria
|Party||National Party of Australia|
|Area||7,429 km2 (2,868.4 sq mi)|
The Electoral district of Gippsland South (initially known as South Gippsland) is a Lower House electoral district of the Victorian Parliament. It is located within the Eastern Victoria Region of the Legislative Council .
Gippsland South includes the country Victorian towns of Foster, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Port Albert, Port Welshpool, Rosedale, Sale, Venus Bay and Yarram. Industries include agriculture, timber production and tourism. Natural features include Wilsons Promontory National Park, Corner Inlet, and a number of lakes and islands along the coast and border.
Its area was initially defined by the 1858 Electoral Act as: "Commencing at the mouth of Merryman's Creek[a] on the Ninety Mile Beach; bounded on the north by Merryman's Creek to where the road from Tarraville to Rosedale crosses said creek near Bayless's pre-emptive right, thence by a line west fourteen degrees to Buneep; on the west by the counties of Evelyn and Mornington to Cape Patterson; and on the south and south-east by the sea-coast to the commencing point"
The Electoral Act Amendment Act of 1888 created new districts of Gippsland Central, Gippsland East and Gippsland West and reduced the size of Gippsland South (renaming it from South Gippsland) and Gippsland North.
a = now known as Merriman Creek
Members for Gippsland South
|Angus McMillan||Unaligned||1859 – 1860[r]|
|George Hedley||Unaligned||1861 – 1862[r]|
|John Johnson||Unaligned||1862 – 1864|
|Peter Snodgrass||Unaligned||1864 – 1867[d]|
|Thomas McCombie||Unaligned||1868 – 1869[r]|
|George Macartney||Unaligned||1869 – 1871|
|Francis Mason||Unaligned||1871 – 1877|
|George Macartney||Unaligned||1877 – 1878[d]|
|Francis Mason||Unaligned||1878 – 1886|
|Arthur Groom||Unaligned||1886 – 1889|
|Francis Mason||Unaligned||1889 – 1902|
|Thomas Livingston||Ministerialist||1902 – 1922|
|Walter West||Nationalist||1922 – 1927|
|Henry Bodman||Independent||1927 – 1927[d]|
|Walter West||Nationalist||1927 – 1929|
|Sir Herbert Hyland||Country||1929 – 1970[d]|
|James Taylor||Liberal||1970 – 1973|
|Neil McInnes||National||1973 – 1982|
|Tom Wallace||National||1982 – 1992|
|Peter Ryan||National||1992 – present|
- [b ] = by-election
- [d ] = died in office
- [r ] = resigned
|Victorian state election, 2014: Gippsland South|
|Country Alliance||Deb Meester||1,853||5.2||−2.2|
|Rise Up Australia||Patrick Winterton||1,076||3.0||+3.0|
|Total formal votes||35,745||94.5||−1.1|
- "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof." (pdf). 1858. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
- "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof." (pdf). 1858. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "The Electoral Act Amendment Act 1888" (pdf). Retrieved 13 June 2013.