Electoral district of Gippsland North

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Gippsland North
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Electoral district of Gippsland North.png
Location in Victoria, 1859
StateVictoria
Created1859
Abolished1955
NamesakeGippsland
DemographicRural

Gippsland North (North Gipps Land or North Gippsland until 1889) was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria located in northern Gippsland from 1859 to 1955.[1]

In 1859, the Electoral district of Gippsland was abolished and new districts of Electoral district of North Gipps Land and South Gipps Land were created. The district of North Gipps Land was defined in the Victorian Electoral Act, 1858 as:

[2]

Members[edit]

One member initially, two from 1877,[3] One member again from 1889 when the new Electoral district of Gippsland Central was created.[1][4]

North Gipps Land                                 (Two members 1877–1889)
Member 1 Term
John Johnson (Knud Olai Boe) Oct 1859  – July 1861
John Everard Aug 1861  – Aug 1861[d]
George Mackay Nov 1861[b] – Apr 1864
John Everard Apr 1864[b] – Aug 1864
William Pearson, Sr. Nov 1864  – Dec 1867
Frederick Leopold Smyth Mar 1868  – Mar? 1875
James McKean May 1875[b] – July 1876[x] Member 2 Term
Charles Gavan Duffy Aug 1876[b] – Feb 1880 Frederick Leopold Smyth May 1877 – Feb 1880
Allan McLean May 1880  – Mar 1889 James McKean May 1880 – Feb 1883
Albert Harris Feb 1883 – Mar 1889
Gippsland North
Allan McLean     Mar 1889    –   May 1901
Hubert Keogh     June 1901[b] –   Dec 1908
James McLachlan     Dec 1908    –   Sep 1938
Alexander Borthwick     Nov 1938[b] –   May 1942
Bill Fulton 20 June 1942[b] – 9 November 1945
James Johns 10 November 1945  –   7 November 1947
Bill Fulton   8 November 1947  –   5 December 1952
Hector Stoddart   6 December 1952  – 27 May 1955

Election Auditors[edit]

John Lightfoot Esquire, a resident of Sale, was re-appointed as the Election Auditor for the district of North Gipps Land in July 1859.[5]

Elections[edit]

At the 1859 election for North Gipps Land, Mr Boyd Cuninghame nominated Mr Johnson of Mewburn Park. Mr Johnson was a long time resident and his political views were well known. The nomination was seconded by Mr P. McArdell. No other candidate was nominated and therefore Mr Johnson was duly declared elected.[6]

Notes[edit]

b = by-election
d = disqualified
x = expelled

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 24 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). 1858. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  3. ^ "The Elections in Victoria". The Sydney Morning Herald. Trove. 12 May 1877. Retrieved 28 April 2013.
  4. ^ "The New Victorian Legislative Assembly". Western Mail. Trove. 20 April 1889. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Election Notice". Gippsland Guardian Trove 26 August 1859. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  6. ^ "THE ELECTIONS". The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 September 1859. p. 6. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

Coordinates: 37°30′S 148°0′E / 37.500°S 148.000°E / -37.500; 148.000