Electoral district of Castlemaine Boroughs

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Castlemaine Boroughs
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Electoral district of Castlemaine Boroughs, Victoria.png
Location in Victoria
StateVictoria
Created1856
Abolished1859
NamesakeCastlemaine, Victoria
Coordinates37°4′S 144°13′E / 37.067°S 144.217°E / -37.067; 144.217Coordinates: 37°4′S 144°13′E / 37.067°S 144.217°E / -37.067; 144.217

Castlemaine Boroughs was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria from 1856 to 1859. It included the towns Castlemaine, Muckleford, Harcourt and Elphinstone,[1] [2] all roughly 110 to 130 km north-west of Melbourne. The boundaries included non-continuous urban areas.

The district of Castlemaine Boroughs was one of the initial districts of the first Victorian Legislative Assembly, 1856.[3] Castlemaine Boroughs was abolished in 1859, the new district of Castlemaine was created that year when the Victorian Electoral Act of 1858 was implemented.[4]

Members for Castlemaine Boroughs[edit]

Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
Alexander Palmer Nov. 1856 – July 1857 Vincent Pyke Nov. 1856 – Feb. 1857
Richard Davies Ireland Aug. 1857 – Aug. 1859 Robert Sitwell Mar. 1857 – Aug. 1859

Vincent Pyke became one of the three members of the new district of Castlemaine in 1859.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral district of Castlemaine Boroughs". WorldCat. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Victoria Constitution Act 1855" (PDF). Retrieved 12 April 2013.
  3. ^ Edward Sweetman (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 183. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof" (PDF). 1858. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  5. ^ "The Elections". The Argus. 29 August 1859. Retrieved 24 April 2013.