Augustus Greeves

Augustus Frederick Adolphus Greeves
7th Mayor of Melbourne
In office
Preceded by William Montgomerie Bell
Succeeded by William Nicholson
Personal details
Born (1806-09-07)7 September 1806
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Died 23 May 1874(1874-05-23) (aged 67)
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian

Augustus Frederick Adolphus Greeves (7 September 1806 23 May 1874) was a Mayor of Melbourne and Member of Parliament in Melbourne, Australia.[1]

Greeves was born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England and emigrated to the Port Phillip District in New South Wales in 1840. He was one of the first medical men to arrive in Melbourne. He was a surgeon, publican and local councillor and was the Mayor of the City of Melbourne between 1849 and 1850. He was also, for a short time, the editor of the Port Phillip Gazette and the Melbourne Morning Herald.[2] He was a founding member of Manchester Unity I.O.O.F. in Victoria.

Greeves was a member of the Victorian Legislative Council from 1853 to 1856 for the City of Melbourne. Then he was a member of the inaugural Victorian Legislative Assembly for East Bourke 1856 to 1859, then Geelong East 1860 to 1861 and Belfast from 1864 to 1865.[1] He died in Melbourne on 23 May 1874, at the age of 67 and is buried in Melbourne General Cemetery.


  1. 1 2 "Greeves, Augustus Frederick Adolphus". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  2. Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Greeves, Hon. Augustus Frederick Adolphus". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
Political offices
Preceded by
William Bell
Mayor of Melbourne
Succeeded by
William Nicholson
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
James Johnston
Member for City of Melbourne
January 1853 – March 1856
With: William Westgarth 1853
John Smith 1853–56
John O'Shanassy 1853–56
John Hodgson 1853–56
Henry Langlands 1853,
Frederick Sargood 1853–56
James Murphy 1853–55,
Thomas Rae 1855–56
Victorian Legislative Assembly
New district Member for East Bourke
November 1856 – March 1857
July 1857 – August 1859
With: Robert Bennett 1856–57
Richard Heales 1857–59
Succeeded by
Robert Bennett
James Macintosh
Preceded by
James Cowie
Member for Geelong East
February 1860 – July 1861
With: Alexander Thomson
Succeeded by
Butler Cole Aspinall
John Richardson
Preceded by
John Hood
Member for Belfast
November 1864 – December 1865
Succeeded by
Gordon Evans
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