South Yarra Province

South Yarra
VictoriaLegislative Council
State Victoria
Created 1882
Abolished 1904

South Yarra Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council[1] from November 1882 until May 1904.[1]

South Yarra Province was created in the redistribution of provinces in 1882 when the Central and Eastern Provinces were abolished. The new South Yarra, North Yarra, North Central, South Eastern and Melbourne Provinces were then created.[1]

The Legislative Council Act, 1881, created and defined the South Yarra Province as:

Commencing at a point on the Yarra river at Princes Bridge ; thence south-easterly by the Brighton road to High street; thence east by that street to the Punt road; thence north by the last-named road to Yarra river, aforesaid; thence easterly, northerly, and easterly by that river to the north-east angle of allotment 52 parish of Boroondara; thence south by the east boundary of that allotment and by the Burke road to the Kooyong Koot creek ; thence north-westerly by that creek to the Yarra river aforesaid ; thence west by that river to the north-east angle of allotment 18 parish of Prahran ; thence south by the Kooyong road to the Dandenong road ; thence westerly by that road to Hotham street; thence south by that street to the Brighton road; thence south-easterly by that road to the Glen Huntly road ; thence west by the last-named road to St. Kilda street, Elsternwick ; thence south by that street to Park street; thence west by the last named street to the shore of Port Phillip Bay ; thence northerly and westerly by the shores of Port Phillip Bay and Hobson's Bay and northerly by the Yarra river to the south boundary of the township of Footscray ; thence east and north by the south and part of the east boundaries of that township to the Yarra river aforesaid ; thence easterly by that river to the commencing point.[2]

South Yarra Province was abolished in another redistribution of Provinces in 1904; new provinces including East Yarra, Melbourne East Province, Melbourne North Province, Melbourne South Province and Melbourne West Provinces were created.[1]

Members for South Yarra Province

These were members of the upper house province of the Victorian Legislative Council. Three initially, four from the expansion of the Council in 1889.

Member 1 Term Member 2 Term Member 3 Term
James Graham Nov. 1882 –
August? 1886
James MacBain Nov. 1882 –
Nov. 1892
Frederick Sargood Nov. 1882 –
Mar. 1901[r]
Simon Fraser August 1886 –
Mar.? 1901[r]
Matthew Lang Dec. 1892 –
Mar. 1893
Member 4 Term
Edmund Smith June 1901 –
Nov. 1903[r]
Sir Edward Miller June 1893 –
May 1904
Thomas Henry Payne June 1901 –
May 1904
Sir John Mark Davies Sep. 1889 –
Sep. 1895
Thomas Luxton Dec. 1903[b]
May 1904
George Godfrey Sep. 1895 –
May 1904

b = by-election r = resigned


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. "The Legislative Council Act 1881". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2013.

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

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