Electoral district of Loddon

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Electoral district of Loddon, Victorian Legislative Assembly.png
Location in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1856
Abolished 1859
Demographic Rural

Loddon was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly[1] in the Australian state of Victoria from 1856 to 1859. It was based in northern Victoria around the Loddon River.[2] Coordinates: 36°30′S 144°15′E / 36.500°S 144.250°E / -36.500; 144.250

Its area was defined in the Victoria Constitution Act of 1855 as: "Bounded on the West by the River Avoca, from its Source in the great dividing Range to its Entrance to Lake Bael Bael, thence by a Line Northward to the River Murray ; on the North by the River Murray ; on the East by the River Campaspe to its Junction with the Coliban, and on the South by the Northern Boundary of the Counties of Dalhousie and Talbot to the commencing Point, excepting the Country comprised in the Electoral Districts of the Castlemaine Boroughs and of the Sandhurst Boroughs."[3]

The district of Loddon was one of the initial districts of the first Victorian Legislative Assembly, 1856.[4]

Loddon was abolished in the redistribution of 1859, parts of the former Loddon district were incorporated into Castlemaine and the new electoral districts of Maldon and Mandurang.[5]

Members for Loddon[edit]

Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
John Downes Owens Nov 1856 – Aug 1859 Ebenezer Syme Nov 1856 – Aug 1859
Owens later represented Mandurang from 1861 to 1863.[6]


  1. ^ "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Electoral district of the Loddon" (map). 1856. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Victoria Constitution Act 1855" (PDF). Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 183. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof" (PDF). 1858. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Owens, John Downes". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria.