Electoral district of Port Phillip

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Port Phillip
New South WalesLegislative Council
Victoria in Australia.svg
Location of the District in 1843.
Same as current-day Victoria.
State New South Wales
Created 1843
Abolished 1851
Namesake Port Phillip
Electors 1,157 (1843)
Coordinates 37°S 144°E / 37°S 144°E / -37; 144Coordinates: 37°S 144°E / 37°S 144°E / -37; 144

The Electoral district of Port Phillip was an electorate of the New South Wales Legislative Council before it became the separate colony of Victoria (Australia) on 1 July 1851.

History[edit]

Settlers of the Port Phillip District had wanted representation in the New South Wales Legislative Council for some time. In 1843 representatives were elected; "But the colonists were not satisfied with government from and by Sydney".[1]

Five members were elected for Port Phillip district (and one for the Town of Melbourne).[2] [3]

On 1 July 1851, the District was separated from New South Wales under provisions of the Australian Colonies Government Act 1850, and became the Colony of Victoria and the Victorian Legislative Council was created.

Members[edit]

Member 1 Term Member 2 Term Member 3 Term Member 4 Term Member 5 Term
Charles Ebden[4] 1 Jun 1843 –
31 Mar 1844
Thomas Walker[5] 1 Jun 1843 –
31 Jul 1845
Charles Nicholson[6] 1 June 1843 –
20 Jun 1848
Alexander Thomson[7] 1 Jun 1843 –
31 Mar 1844
John Dunmore Lang[8] 1 June 1843 –
1 Nov 1847
Adolphus Young[9] 1 Apr 1844 –
31 Jul 1845
Thomas Mitchell[10] 1 Apr 1844 –
31 Aug 1844
Benjamin Boyd[11] 1 Sep 1844 –
1 Aug 1845
Thomas Boyd[12] 1 Aug 1845 –
11 Dec 1845
Maurice O'Connell[13] 1 Aug 1845 –
20 Jun 1848
Edward Curr[14] 1 Sep 1845 –
31 May 1846
Edward Brewster[15] 1 Jan 1846 –
1 Feb 1848
John Foster[16] 1 Jun 1846 –
20 Jun 1848
Charles Ebden[4] 1 Mar 1848 –
20 Jun 1848
John Airey[17] 22 Dec 1847 –
20 Jun 1848
Lauchlan Mackinnon[18] 1 Sep 1848 –
31 May 1850
James Williamson[19] 1 Sep 1848 –
31 Jan 1849
John Dickson[20] 1 Sep 1848 –
30 Jun 1851
Edward Curr[14] 1 Sep 1848 –
31 May 1849
James Frederick Palmer[21] 1 Sep 1848 –
31 May 1849
William Macarthur[22] 1 Feb 1849 –
30 Jun 1851
Henry Moor[23] 1 Jul 1849 –
30 Jun 1851
John Foster[16] 1 Jun 1849 –
31 May 1850
Charles Ebden[4] 1 Jun 1850 –
30 Jun 1851
William Mercer[24] 1 Jun 1850 –
30 Jun 1851

Election results[edit]

In the first election of 1843 the votes were:[25] [26]

Candidate Votes
Charles Ebden* 228
Thomas Walker* 217
Charles Nicholson* 206
Alexander Thomson* 184
John Dunmore Lang* 165
Thomas Mitchell 157

  * = elected

In 1848 the voting was:[27]

Candidate Votes
Lauchlan Mackinnon* 212
James Williamson* 207
John Dickson* 205
James Palmer* 200
Edward Curr* 173
The Duke of Wellington,
Lord Palmerston,
Lord Brougham,
Lord John Russell,
Sir Robert Peel
  58
William Macarthur     5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria, Australia". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1911. pp. 42–43. 
  2. ^ "Government of New South Wales, Act No. XVI". 1843. 
  3. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Mr Charles Hotson EBDEN (1811 - 1867)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mr Thomas (1) WALKER (1804 - 1886)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sir Charles NICHOLSON (1808 - 1903)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Mr Alexander THOMSON (1800 - 1866)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Reverend John Dunmore LANG (1799 - 1878)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mr Adolphus William YOUNG (1814 - 1885)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sir Thomas Livingstone MITCHELL (1792 - 1855)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mr Benjamin BOYD (1803 - 1851)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mr Thomas Elder BOYD (1802 - 1860)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sir Maurice Charles O'CONNELL (1812 - 1879)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "Mr Edward CURR (1798 - 1850)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Mr Edward Jones BREWSTER". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Mr John Leslie Fitzgerald Vesey FOSTER (1818 - 1900)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  17. ^ "Mr John Moore Cole AIREY". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mr Lauchlan MACKINNON (1817 - 1888)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  19. ^ "Mr James WILLIAMSON (1811 - 1881)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  20. ^ "Dr John DICKSON". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  21. ^ "Sir James Frederick PALMER (1803 - 1871)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  22. ^ "Sir William MACARTHUR (1800 - 1882)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "Mr Henry MOOR (1809 - 1877)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "Major William Drummond MERCER (1796 - 1871)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "Port Phillip.". The Sydney Morning Herald (National Library of Australia). 3 July 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  26. ^ M.M.H. Thompson. The Seeds of Democracy: Early Elections in Colonial New South Wales. p. 151. 
  27. ^ "The Overland Mail". South Australian. 20 October 1848.