Members of the Victorian Legislative Council, 1851–1853

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This is a list of members of the Victorian Legislative Council, as appointed to the inaugural Council of 1851 or elected at the 1851 election.

From 1851 to 1856 the original Legislative Council was unicameral (a single chamber) and consisted of Electoral districts.[1] From 1856 onwards, the Victorian parliament consisted of two houses, the Victorian Legislative Council (upper house, consisting of Provinces) and the Victorian Legislative Assembly (lower house).[2]

Victorian Legislative Council districts 1851-54
Name Type Electoral district[1] (or office) Term of Office
Redmond Barry[a] office-bearing nominee (Solicitor-General) 1851–1852
William Campbell elected Loddon 1851–1854, 1862–1882
Charles Dight[b] elected North Bourke 1851–1852
Alexander Dunlop[c] nominee
Charles Ebden[d] office-bearing nominee (Auditor-General) 1851–1852
John Fawkner elected Talbot, Dalhousie and Angelsey 1851–1869
Adolphus Goldsmith elected Ripon, Hampden, Grenville and Polwarth 1851–1853
Charles Griffith[e] nominee
1851–1852, 1853–1856
William Haines[f] nominee
1851–1852, 1853–1856, 1865–1866
James Johnston[g] elected City of Melbourne 1851–1852
William Lonsdale office-bearing nominee (Colonial Secretary) 1851–1853
John Mercer[h] elected Grant 1851–1852
Henry Miller elected South Bourke, Evelyn and Mornington 1851–1866
Francis Murphy elected Murray 1851–1853, 1853–1856, 1872–1876
Thomas Osborne[i] elected Belfast and Warrnambool 1851–1852
John O'Shanassy elected City of Melbourne 1851–1856, 1868–1874
James Palmer elected Normanby, Dundas and Follett 1851–1870
Robert Pohlman office-bearing nominee (Master in Equity) 1851–1854, 1855–1856
Robert Robinson[j] elected Geelong 1851–1852
James Ross[k] nominee
Andrew Russell nominee
William Rutledge elected Villiers and Heytesbury 1851–1854
John Smith elected North Bourke 1851–1856
Peter Snodgrass elected Kilmore, Kyneton and Seymour 1851–1856
William Splatt elected Wimmera 1851–1854
William Stawell office-bearing nominee (Attorney-General) 1851–1856
James Strachan elected Geelong 1851–1866, 1866–1874
Robert Turnbull elected Gipps' Land 1851–1853, 1864–1872
William Westgarth elected City of Melbourne 1851–1853
Thomas Wilkinson elected Portland 1851–1856
a Redmond Barry resigned June 1852, replaced as Solicitor-General from 13 April 1852 by Edward Williams.[3] Williams was replaced by James Croke from 21 July 1852.[3]
b Dight died 9 October 1852, replaced by William Nicholson, by-election November 1852
c Dunlop died 21 June 1852, replaced by Joseph Anderson on 14 July 1852[4][5]
d Ebden resigned October 1852, replaced by Hugh Childers, from 26 October 1852.[4][6]
e Griffith resigned June 1852, replaced by John Riddell on 21 June 1852[5]
f Haines resigned August 1852, replaced by Archibald Michie on 26 October 1852[7]
g Johnston resigned December 1852; replaced by Augustus Greeves, by-election January 1853
h Mercer resigned December 1852; replaced by John Myles, by-election December 1852
i Osborne resigned December 1852; replaced by Lauchlan Mackinnon , by-election December 1852
j Robinson died 14 May 1852; replaced by Alexander Thomson, by-election June 1852
k Ross resigned July 1852, replaced by Thomas Turner à Beckett, nominee, from 14 July 1852[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Victorian Electoral Act" (PDF). New South Wales Government. 1851. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Statistical Register of the State of Victoria" (PDF). 1908. 
  4. ^ a b c Labilliere, Francis Peter (1878). "Early History of the Colony of Victoria". Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Sweetman 1920, p.169
  6. ^ "Childers, Hugh Culling Eardley". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  7. ^ Sweetman 1920, p.170
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