Electoral district of Abbotsford

Electoral district of Abbotsford was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria.

VictoriaLegislative Assembly
NamesakeAbbotsford, Victoria
Coordinates37°48′35″S 145°0′0″E / 37.80972°S 145.00000°E / -37.80972; 145.00000

Abbotsford was created by the post-Federation Electoral Districts Boundaries Act 1903[1] coming into effect in 1904 when 42 districts were abolished (including Jolimont and West Richmond) and 24 new ones created resulting in 65 districts.[1][2]

The district of Abbotsford was defined as:

Commencing at the intersection of Hoddle-street and Bridge-road ; thence north by Hoddle-street to Reilly-street;[a] thence east by that street to the Merri Creek ; thence southerly by that creek and the Yarra River to Campbell's-parade ;[b] thence west by Campbell's-parade to Gleadell-street; thence north by that street to Highett-street; thence west by that street to Church-street; thence south by Church-street to Bridge-road ; and thence west by Bridge-road to the commencing point.[1]

[a] now Alexandra Parade[3]
[b] now Bridge Road[4]

Members edit

Member Party Term
  William Beazley Labour 19041912
  Gordon Webber Labor 19121927
Beazley had previously represented Collingwood from April 1889 to May 1904[2]
Webber went on to represent Heidelberg from April 1927 to April 1932[2]

Election results edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts Boundaries Act 1903". Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Re-Member (Former Members)". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ "History of Fitzroy". Fitzroy Historical Society. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Bridge Road Heritage Walk". City of Yarra. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.