Electoral district of Geelong East
Geelong East was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1985. It was located south of the city of Geelong, defined in the Victorian Electoral Act, 1858 as:
|Dates current||1859–1877, 1976–1985|
Commencing at the north-western angle of the town reserve of Geelong; thence by a line south to the River Barwon; thence westward and northwestward by the River Barwon to the western boundary of the reserve at the junction of the Moorabool and Barwon; thence east by the northern boundary of section 25, parish of Barrabool; thence south by the eastern boundaries of sections 25 and 11, and by part of the eastern boundary of section 7, all in the same parish; thence south-easterly by a curved line crossing the Waurn Chain of Ponds to the southern boundary of section 3, parish of Conewarre; thence east by the southern boundaries of sections 3 and 4 in the same parish; thence north-easterly by a curved line crossing the River Barwon to the south-eastern angle of section 11 in the parish of Moolap; thence by the eastern boundary of that section and a line north to the shores of Corio Bay; and thence by the shores of Corio Bay to the north-western angle of the town reserve, the commencing point aforesaid, including the remaining portion of the reserve at Point Henry.
Geelong East (along with Electoral district of Geelong West) was created when the four-member Electoral district of Geelong was abolished in 1859. Geelong West and Geelong East were abolished in 1877, replaced by a re-created 3-member district of Geelong.
After the Electoral district of Bellarine was abolished in 1976, Geelong East was re-created. In 1985, population increases caused another redrawing of electoral boundaries; Geelong East was abolished and Bellarine re-created that year. Graham Ernst, last member for Geelong East, represented Bellarine 1985–1992.
|First incarnation (1859–1877, 2 members)|
|Member 1||Term||Member 2||Term|
|James Cowie||Oct 1859 – Jan 1860[r]||Alexander Thomson||Oct 1859 – Jul 1861|
|Augustus Greeves||Feb 1860[b] – Jul 1861|
|Butler Cole Aspinall||Aug 1861 – Aug 1864||John Richardson||Aug 1861 – Mar 1876|
|George Cunningham||Nov 1864 – Dec 1867|
|Charles Kernot||Mar 1868 – Jan 1871|
|John Masters Garratt||Apr 1871 – Apr 1877||Charles Kernot||Apr 1876[b] – Apr 1877|
|Second incarnation (1976–1985)|
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
- "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof" (PDF). 1858. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
- "Ernst, Graham Keith". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2013.