Electoral district of West Bourke

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West Bourke
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Electoral district of West Bourke, Victoria.png
Location in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1856
Abolished 1904
Namesake Bourke West
Demographic Rural

West Bourke was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria from 1856 to 1904. Coordinates: 37°30′S 144°35′E / 37.500°S 144.583°E / -37.500; 144.583

The district of West Bourke was one of the initial districts of the first Victorian Legislative Assembly, 1856.[1]

Electoral districts of West Bourke, East Bourke and South Bourke

Members for West Bourke[edit]

Two members initially, three from the expansion of 1859.[2] Fewer members after the redistributions of 1877 and 1889.

Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
Patrick Phelan Nov 1856 –
Jan 1860
Robert McDougall Nov 1856 –
Aug 1857
Joseph Wilkie Aug 1857 –
Aug 1859
Member 3 Term
John Carre Riddell Feb 1860 –
April 1877
Henry Amsinck Oct 1859 –
Jul  1861
Mark Last King Oct 1859 –
Jul  1861
John Smith Aug 1861 –
Jan 1879
Charles MacMahon Aug 1861 –
Aug 1864
Mark Last King Nov 1864 –
Mar 1874
John Madden May 1874 –
Oct 1875
Donald Cameron May 1877 –
Feb 1880
Mark Last King Nov. 1875 –
April 1877
Samuel Staughton Sr. May 1880 –
Jun 1880
Alfred Deakin Jul  1879 –
Aug 1879
Robert Harper Aug 1879 –
Jun 1880
Bryan O'Loghlen July 1880 –
Feb 1883
Alfred Deakin Jul  1880 –
Mar 1889
Samuel Staughton Sr. Feb 1883 –
Aug 1901
Samuel Staughton Jr. Sep 1901 –
May 1903
Andrew Robert Robertson Jun 1903 –
May 1904

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edward Sweetman (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 183. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof." (pdf). 1858. Retrieved 8 June 2013.