Electoral district of Avoca

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Avoca
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Electoral district of Avoca, Victoria.png
Location in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1859
Abolished 1889
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 37°05′S 143°28′E / 37.083°S 143.467°E / -37.083; 143.467Coordinates: 37°05′S 143°28′E / 37.083°S 143.467°E / -37.083; 143.467

Avoca was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly[1] in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1889. It was based in northern Victoria. It was defined by the 1858 Electoral Act as:

[a] McNeil's Creek now known as Bet Bet Creek.[3]

In April 1889, a new district, Talbot and Avoca, was created.[4]

Members[edit]

2 members[5]
Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
  George Samuel Evans Oct 1859 – Jul   1861   James Macpherson Grant Oct 1859 – Jul   1870
  Benjamin George Davies Aug 1861 – Feb 1880
  Peter Finn Oct 1870# – Jan 1871
  James Macpherson Grant Apr 1871 – Apr 1885
  Thomas Langdon May 1880 – Mar 1889   George Enright Bourchier Jun 1885# – Mar 1889

      # = by-election

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 12 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). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1858. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "'VIC-1861-census_01 page xxxv". Historical Census and Colonial Data Archive. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "The New Victorian Legislative Assembly". Western Mail. Trove. 20 April 1889. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Victorian Parliament". South Australian Register. Trove. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 

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