Electoral district of City of Melbourne
|City of Melbourne|
Part of City of Melbourne district, 1855
|Electors||4592 (in 1851)|
The Electoral district of City of Melbourne was one of the original sixteen electoral districts of the old unicameral Victorian Legislative Council of 1851 to 1856; Victoria having been made a separate colony in Australia in the former year.
The Electoral district of City of Melbourne's area contained the North Melbourne and part of Jika Jika parishes, and was bound in part by Merri Creek, Moonee Ponds and Hobson's Bay.
William Westgarth had been a representative in the New South Wales Legislative Council for the City of Melbourne and topped the poll for this new district in Victoria.
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).
Three members initially, the election results were declared on 13 September 1851, members sworn-in November 1851. Six members from the expansion of the Council in 1853.
|Member 1||Term||Member 2||Term||Member 3||Term|
|William Westgarth|| Sep 1851 –
|John O'Shanassy|| Sep 1851 –
|James Johnston|| Sep 1851 –
|Member 4||Term||Member 5||Term||Member 6||Term|
|John Smith|| May 1853[b] –
|Augustus Greeves|| Jan 1853[b] –
|John Hodgson|| Aug 1853 –
|Henry Langlands|| Aug 1853 –
|James Murphy|| Aug 1853 –|
|Frederick Sargood|| Oct 1853 –
|Thomas Rae|| Nov 1855 –|
r = resigned
b = by-election
Greeves went on to represent the Electoral district of East Bourke in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from November 1856.
O'Shanassy went on to represent the Electoral district of Kilmore in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from November 1856.
Smith went on to represent the Electoral district of Melbourne in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from November 1856.
Hodgson went on to represent Central Province in the Victorian Legislative Council from November 1856.
Sargood went on to represent the Electoral district of St Kilda in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from November 1856.
13 September 1851, first three members elected (*).
|George Ward Cole||219|
- Parliaments of the Australian states and territories
- List of members of the Victorian Legislative Council
- 1 2 "Victorian Electoral Act" (PDF). New South Wales Government. p. 2386. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- ↑ "Mr William WESTGARTH (1815 - 1889)". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- 1 2 3 "The City Election. Declaration of the Poll.". The Argus. Trove. 15 September 1851. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- ↑ Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
- 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- ↑ Sweetman, p.108
Coordinates: 37°48′49″S 144°57′47″E / 37.81361°S 144.96306°E