Electoral district of Ovens (Victorian Legislative Council)

For the lower house seat in the Victorian Legislative Assembly 1856–1927, see Electoral district of Ovens.
VictoriaLegislative Council

Location in Victoria
State Victoria
Created 1855
Abolished 1856
Namesake The Ovens
Demographic Rural

The Electoral district of Ovens (also known as The Ovens) was an electoral district of the old unicameral Victorian Legislative Council of 1851 to 1856. Victoria being a colony in Australia at the time. Ovens was added to the Council in 1855, along with four other districts.[1] Coordinates: 36°35′S 146°55′E / 36.583°S 146.917°E / -36.583; 146.917

The electoral district of Ovens's area was bound by Whorouly Creek, Ovens River and the Great Dividing Range.[1] It included the town of Beechworth, Victoria.[2]

Ovens was abolished along with all the other districts in the Legislative Council in 1856 as part of the new Parliament of Victoria. New Provinces were created that made up the Legislative Council, which was the upper house from 1856.[3]


Member Term
Daniel Cameron[4] November 1855 – March 1856

Cameron went on to represent the Electoral district of Ovens in the new Victorian Legislative Assembly from November 1856.[4]


  1. 1 2 "An Act to further alter "The Victoria Electoral Act of 1851" and to increase the Number of Members of the Legislative Council of Victoria. (Assented to 22nd May, 1855.)" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  2. "Electoral district of Ovens" (map). 1855. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  3. Sweetman, Edward (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
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