Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1857–1861

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This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1857 to February 1861.

This was the first Legislative Council to be elected under the new Constitution, which provided for a house consisting of eighteen members to be elected from the whole State acting as one Electoral District; that six members, selected by lot, should be replaced at General Elections after four years, another six to be replaced four years later and thenceforth each member should have a term of twelve years.[1][2][3]

Name Time in office Term expires Previously represented / Notes
George Fife Angas 1851– Feb. 1865 Barossa
Henry Ayers 1857– Feb. 1869
Charles Hervey Bagot 1851–1853
1857–1861
1865–1869
Feb. 1861 Light
John Baker 1851–1861
1863–1872
Feb. 1861 Mount Barker
Samuel Davenport 1855– Feb. 1873 Non-Official nominee
Charles Davies MD 1857– Feb. 1865
Charles G. Everard 1857– Feb. 1869
James Hurtle Fisher 1855– Feb. 1865 Non-Official nominee
Anthony Forster 1855– Feb. 1873 West Adelaide
Arthur Henry Freeling 1855–1859 Feb 1861 Official nominee (Surveyor-General). Resigned August 1859
Edward Castres Gwynne 1851–1855, 1857–1859 Feb. 1861 Non-Official nominee. Vacated seat August 1859 to take position of Supreme Court judge.
George Hall 1851– Feb. 1869 Port Adelaide
John Morphett 1851– Feb. 1865 Non-Official nominee
Thomas Shuldham O'Halloran 1857–1863 Feb. 1865
Abraham Scott 1857–1867 Feb. 1873
William Scott 1855– Feb. 1869 Port Adelaide
Edward Stirling 1855– Feb. 1865 Non-Official nominee
George Tinline 1860–1863 Feb. 1869 elected April 1860 to fill vacancy; seat declared vacant June 1863
George Waterhouse 1860– Feb. 1869 elected April 1860 to fill vacancy
William Younghusband 1851–1861 Feb. 1861 Stanley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colonial Constitutions". South Australian Register. Adelaide. 16 March 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 28 August 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "The New Parliament". South Australian Register. Adelaide. 26 March 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 27 August 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Our First Parliament". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 8 March 1930. p. 15. Retrieved 28 August 2014 – via National Library of Australia.