Members of the Australian Senate, 1901–1903

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This is a list of the members of the Australian Senate in the First Australian Parliament, which was elected on 29 March 1901. There were 36 senators in this initial parliament. Terms were deemed to start on 1 January 1901. Half of its members were elected for six years, finishing on 31 December 1906; the other half were elected for three years, finishing on 31 December 1903.

Senator Party State Years in Office
Hon Sir Richard Baker[1] Free Trade[2] South Australia 1901–1906
John Barrett[3] Labor[4] Victoria 1901–1903
Hon Robert Best[3] Protectionist[5] Victoria 1901–1910, 1910–1922 (HoR)
Cyril Cameron[3] Protectionist Tasmania 1901–1903, 1907–1913
Hon David Charleston[3] Free Trade South Australia 1901–1903
John Clemons[1] Free Trade Tasmania 1901–1914
Hon Anderson Dawson[1] Labor Queensland 1901–1906
Hugh de Largie[3] Labor Western Australia 1901–1923
Hon Henry Dobson[3] Free Trade Tasmania 1901–1910
Hon Sir John Downer[3] Protectionist South Australia 1901–1903
Hon James Drake[1] Protectionist Queensland 1901–1906
Norman Ewing[6] Free Trade Western Australia 1901–1903
John Ferguson[3] Free Trade Queensland 1901–1903
Hon Simon Fraser[1] Protectionist Victoria 1901–1913
Thomas Glassey[3] Protectionist Queensland 1901–1903
Hon Albert Gould[1] Free Trade New South Wales 1901–1917
Edward Harney[3] Free Trade Western Australia 1901–1903
William Higgs[1] Labor Queensland 1901–1906, 1910–1922 (HoR)
John Keating[1] Protectionist Tasmania 1901–1923
James Macfarlane[3] Free Trade Tasmania 1901–1910
Dr Charles Mackellar[3][7] Protectionist New South Wales 1903
Hon Alexander Matheson[1] Free Trade Western Australia 1901–1906
Hon Gregor McGregor[3] Labor South Australia 1901–1914
Edward Millen[1] Free Trade New South Wales 1901–1923
John Neild[3] Free Trade New South Wales 1901–1910
Hon Richard O'Connor[7] Protectionist New South Wales 1901–1903
David O'Keefe[1] Labor Tasmania 1901–1906, 1910–1914, 1914–1920, 1922–1925 (HoR)
George Pearce[1] Labor Western Australia 1901–1938
Hon Thomas Playford[1] Protectionist South Australia 1901–1906
Hon Edward Pulsford[3] Free Trade New South Wales 1901–1910
Robert Reid[3][8] Free Trade Victoria 1903
Hon Sir Frederick Sargood[8] Free Trade Victoria 1901–1903
Henry Saunders[3][6] Free Trade Western Australia 1903
Staniforth Smith[1] Free Trade Western Australia 1901–1906
James Stewart[3] Labor Queensland 1901–1917
James Styles[1] Protectionist Victoria 1901–1906
Hon Sir Josiah Symon[1] Free Trade South Australia 1901–1913
James Walker[1] Free Trade New South Wales 1901–1913
Hon Sir William Zeal[1] Protectionist Victoria 1901–1906

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Term finishing 30 December 1906
  2. ^ The Free Trade Party, then known as the Australian Free Trade and Liberal Association, was the only national political party at the 1901 election.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r finishing 30 December 1903
  4. ^ There was no national Labor Party organisation at the time of the 1901 election. Members categorised as "Labor" were endorsed by their various state Labor parties.
  5. ^ There was no national Protectionist party organisation at the time of the 1901 election. Members categorised as "Protectionist" were those who accepted the leadership of Edmund Barton.
  6. ^ a b Western Australian Free Trade Senator Norman Ewing resigned on 17 April 1903. Henry Saunders was appointed as his replacement on 20 May.
  7. ^ a b New South Wales Protectionist Senator Richard O'Connor resigned on 27 September 1903, to take up a position as a Justice of the new High Court of Australia. Dr Charles Mackellar was appointed as his replacement on 8 October.
  8. ^ a b Victorian Free Trade Senator Frederick Sargood died on 2 January 1903. Robert Reid was appointed as his replacement on 21 January.

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See also[edit]

Members of the Australian Parliament
House of Representatives

1901–1903  · 1903–1906  · 1906–1910

Senate

1901–1903  · 1904–1906  · 1907–1910