Electoral district of North Melbourne

North Melbourne was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly[1] in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859[2] to 1927.

North Melbourne
VictoriaLegislative Assembly
Location within Greater Melbourne area, 1859
StateVictoria
Created1859
Abolished1927
DemographicMetropolitan

The Electoral District of North Melbourne was defined as being bound by Victoria Street/Parade on the south, Nicholson Street on the east, the southern boundary of portion 90, parish of Jika Jika on the north and a line south from Mains Bridge (now Flemington Bridge)[3] to the Victoria Street alignment by the 1858 Electoral Districts Act.[2] This included the suburbs of Carlton, Parkville and North Melbourne.

The district was abolished, along with several others, when the Electoral Districts Act 1926[4] was implemented in 1927.

Members

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Two members initially,[2] one from the redistribution of 1889 when Port Melbourne and other districts were created.[1]

Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
John Sinclair Oct 1859 – Jul  1861 George Elliott Barton Oct 1859 – Jul? 1861
Patrick Costello Aug 1861 – Nov 1861[x] John Davies Aug 1861 – Aug 1864
John Sinclair Nov 1861[5]– Aug 1864
John Goulson Burtt Nov 1864 – Mar 1874 William Robinson Nov 1864 – Dec 1865
John Harbison Feb 1866 – Jan 1871
James Munro May 1874 – Apr 1877 John Curtain Apr 1871 – Apr 1877
John Laurens May 1877 – Mar 1889 Joseph Storey May 1877 – Mar 1881
James Munro Apr 1881[b] – Feb 1883
James Rose Feb 1883 – Mar 1889
Single Member District 1889–1927
Member Party Term
  John Laurens Unaligned 1889–1892
  David Wyllie Unaligned 1892–1893
  Sylvanus Reynolds[b] Unaligned 1893–1894
  George Prendergast Labour 1894–1897
  William Watt Unaligned 1897–1900
  George Prendergast Labor 1900–1927
b = by-election
x = expelled

Prendergast went on to represent the Electoral district of Footscray, which was re-created in 1927.[1]

Election results

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References

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  1. ^ a b c "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "An Act to alter the Electoral Districts of Victoria and to increase the number of Members of the Legislative Assembly thereof" (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1858. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Moonee Valley Thematic Environmental History, p.50". Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1926". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Legislative Assembly". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic. 27 November 1861.

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