Melbourne South Province
|Melbourne South Province|
Melbourne South Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council. It was created in June 1904 when Melbourne Province was reduced in size (four members down to two) and North Yarra Province and South Yarra Province were abolished. The new Melbourne South, Melbourne North, Melbourne East and Melbourne West Provinces were then created.
Melbourne South was defined by the Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903 (taking effect from the 1904 elections) as being bound by: the Yarra River at Clarendon Street, south-east to Dorcas Street, Nelson Road, Cowie and Pickles Street, Hobson's Bay to Glenhuntly Road, Point Nepean Road to North Road, Bambra Road to the Rosstown Railway then west to Kooyong Road, to Dandenong Road, to Hornby Street, to High Street, to Bendigo Street then north by Surrey Road to the Eastern Railway, then to a line with Clara Street, to Toorak Road, to the east boundary of portion 9, parish of Prahran; then north by that boundary to the Yarra River; and then westerly by that river to the commencing point.
Members for Melbourne South Province
These were members of the upper house province of the Victorian Parliament. The bicameral system of government commenced in November 1856.
|Member 1||Party||Term||Member 2||Party||Term|
|Thomas Payne|| Non-Labor
|June 1904 – May 1928||Thomas Luxton||Non-Labor||June 1904 – Sep. 1911|
|Henry Skinner||Non-Labor||Sep. 1911[b] – Feb. 1912|
|Sir Arthur Robinson||Nationalist||Mar. 1912[b] – June 1925|
|Norman Falkiner||Nationalist||June 1928 – May 1929||Sir Frank Clarke||Nationalist / UAP||June 1925 – June 1937|
|Harold Cohen||Nationalist / UAP||June 1929[b] – Feb. 1935[r]|
|Archibald Crofts||UAP||Mar. 1935[b] – June 1937[t]|
r Cohen resigned from the Council and was elected to the lower house Electoral district of Caulfield in March 1935.
t Crofts transferred to Monash Province in June 1937.
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
- "Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
- Edward Sweetman (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 18 November 2012.