Electoral district of Colac
Location in Victoria (highlighted by red circle)
Its area was defined by the 1855 Act as:
|“||Commencing at the South-west Angle of Section 17, in the Parish of Nalangil, bounded on the West by a Line North to the North-west Angle of Section 17, in the Parish of Warrion ; on the North by a Line East from the last-mentioned Point to the North-east Angle of Section 9, in the Parish of Irrewarra ; on the East by a Line, South from that Point to the South-east Angle of Section 2, in the Parish of Elliminyt ; and on the South by a Line West from that Angle to the point of Commencement||”|
Colac was abolished in 1859, its area became part of the new Electoral district of Polwarth and South Grenville.
The inaugural election took place on 3 October 1856; after votes for Rutherford and Theodore Hancock, a Melbourne solicitor were tied at 46 each, Rutherford was elected by the casting vote of the returning officer.
Members for Colac
|Andrew Rutherford||Unaligned||Oct 1856 – Jul 1857|
|Theodore Hancock||Unaligned||Jul 1857 – Aug 1859|
- Parliaments of the Australian states and territories
- List of members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "Victoria Constitution Act 1855" (PDF). Retrieved 3 January 2014.
- "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof" (PDF). 1858. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "Death of an Old Colac Identity". The Colac Herald. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 27 July 1894. p. 3. Retrieved 28 September 2014.