Members of the Victorian Legislative Council, 1868–1870

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This is a list of members of the Victorian Legislative Council from the elections of 16 September – 2 November 1868 to the elections of 24 August to 10 December 1870.[1]

There were six Electoral Provinces and five members elected to each Province.[2]

VLC Electoral Provinces, 1856–1882
Note the "Term in Office" refers to that members term(s) in the Council, not necessarily for that Province.
Name Province Term in Office
Thomas Turner à Beckett Central 1852–1856; 1858–1878
William à Beckett South 1868–1876
Robert Anderson Eastern 1866–1883
John Pinney Bear South 1863–1878
Niel Black Western 1859–1880
William Campbell North-Western 1851–1854; 1862–1882
William J. T. Clarke South 1856–1861; 1862–1870
George Ward Cole Central 1853–1855; 1859–1879
William Degraves South 1860–1874
John Pascoe Fawkner [a] Central 1851–1869
Nicholas Fitzgerald North-Western 1864–1908
Alexander Fraser North-Western 1858–1881
James Graham Central 1853–1854; 1866–1886
James Henty South-Western 1853–1882
Stephen Henty Western 1856–1870
William Highett Eastern 1853–1856; 1857–1880
Robert Hope South-Western 1856–1864; 1867–1874
Caleb Jenner South-Western 1863–1886
Thomas Learmonth [b] South-Western 1866–1868
John McCrae South-Western 1860–1870
William Mitchell North-Western 1853; 1856–1858; 1859–1884
Henry Morgan Murphy Eastern 1864–1873
John O'Shanassy Central 1851–1856; 1868–1874
James Palmer Western 1851–1870
William Henry Pettet South 1864–1871
Francis Robertson North-Western 1860–1864; 1868–1886
Robert Simson Western 1868–1878; 1880–1882
James Strachan Western 1851–1866; 1866–1874
Robert Turnbull Eastern 1851–1853; 1864–1872
Benjamin Williams Eastern 1856–1874

James Palmer was President of the Council, William Mitchell was Chairman of Committees.[3]

[a] Fawkner died 4 September 1869; replaced by Henry Walsh, sworn-in September 1869.
[b] Learmonth took leave of absence on or after September 1868[4][5] and resigned;[3] replaced by Philip Russell, sworn-in April 1869.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legislative Council Elections since 1856". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  2. ^ Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 183. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Victorian Hansard, Session 1869 (PDF). 6. John Ferres, Melb. 1869.
  4. ^ "Learmonth, Thomas". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Thursday, March 25, 1869". The Argus. Melbourne. 25 March 1869.