Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1851–1855

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This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1851 to 1855. Sixteen members were elected at the 1851 state election with terms expiring in 1854. The four official (i.e. holding offices - front bench) members and four non-official members were nominated by the Governor on behalf of the Crown. Voting was voluntary and restricted to land-holding males. This Council was dissolved by proclamation on 15 August 1855, and elections held for 6 City seats on 20 September and 7 Country seats on 21 September.

Name Seat Notes
George Fife Angas Elected for Barossa
Charles Hervey Bagot Elected for Light
John Baker (Australian politician) Elected for Mount Barker
Major Norman Campbell Non-Official Nominee
Robert Davenport Elected for Hindmarsh resigned June 1854
Dr. John Rankine elected in August
Francis Stacker Dutton Elected for East Adelaide
Alexander Lang Elder Elected for West Adelaide
John Ellis (pastoralist) Elected for Flinders
Boyle Travers Finniss Official Nominee (Registrar-General)
William Giles (Colonial Manager) Elected for Yatala
John Grainger Non-Official Nominee
Edward Castres Gwynne Non-Official Nominee
George Hall (Australian politician) Elected for Port Adelaide
Richard Davies Hanson Official Nominee (Advocate-General)
Charles Simeon Hare Elected for West Torrens
John Hart Elected for Victoria
George Strickland Kingston Elected for The Burra
John Morphett Non-Official Nominee
John Bentham Neales Elected for North Adelaide
William Peacock (businessman) Elected for Noarlunga
Charles Sturt Official Nominee (Colonial Secretary)
Robert Richard Torrens Official Nominee (Collector of Customs)
George Marsden Waterhouse Elected for East Torrens
William Younghusband Elected for Stanley

See also[edit]

Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1855–1857


"Opening of the Legislative Council". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 20 August 1851. p. 2. Retrieved 2 August 2012.