Melbourne South Province

Melbourne South Province
VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created 1904
Abolished 1937

Melbourne South Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council.[1] 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.[1]

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.[2]

Melbourne South was abolished when the new Higinbotham and Monash Provinces were created in 1937.[1]

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.[3]

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]

b By-election
r Cohen resigned from the Council and was elected to the lower house Electoral district of Caulfield in March 1935.[1]
t Crofts transferred to Monash Province in June 1937.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  2. "Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. Edward Sweetman (1920). Constitutional Development of Victoria, 1851-6. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited. p. 182. Retrieved 18 November 2012.

Coordinates: 37°51′S 144°59′E / 37.850°S 144.983°E / -37.850; 144.983

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