Gippsland Province

Gippsland Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council[1] from November 1882 until 2006. It was based in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia.

Gippsland Province
VictoriaLegislative Council
StateVictoria
Created1882
Abolished2006

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

Gippsland province was defined in The Legislative Council Act 1881 and consisted of the divisions of Buln Buln, Narracan and Traralgon, Alberton, Rosedale, Maffra, Avon, Bairnsdale, Omeo, Towong, Yackandandah, Wodonga, Wood's Point, Walhalla and Sale.[2]

Gippsland Province was abolished from the 2006 state election in the wake of the Bracks Labor government's reform of the Legislative Council. The Eastern Victoria Region now covers much of the area of the old Gippsland Province.

Members for Gippsland ProvinceEdit

Three members were elected to the province initially; four from the expansion of the Council in 1889;[3] two from the redistribution of 1904 when several new provinces including East Yarra and Melbourne East were created.[1]

Member 1 Party Year Member 2 Party Member 3 Party
  John Dougharty   1882   William Pearson Sr.     William McCulloch  
1884
1886
  George Davis   1888 Member 4 Party
1889   Charles Sargeant  
1890
1892
1893   Edward Crooke  
1894
1895
1896
  William Pearson Jr.   1896
1898
1898   Joseph Hoddinott  
1900
1901
1902
1903   Samuel Vary  
1904  
1907
1910
1913
1916
  George M. Davis Nationalist 1917
1919
1922   Martin McGregor Nationalist
1925
1928
1931
  United Australia 1931   United Australia
1934
1936   James M. Balfour Country
  William MacAulay Country 1937
  Liberal Country 1938
1940
  Country 1943
1943   Trevor Harvey Country
1946
1949
1952
1953   Bill Fulton Country
1955
  Bob May Country 1957
1958
1961
1964   Arthur Hewson Country
1967
1970   Eric Kent Labor
  Dick Long Liberal 1973
1976   James Taylor Liberal
1979
1982   Barry Murphy Labor
1985
1988   Peter Hall National
  Philip Davis Liberal 1992
1996
1999
2002

Election resultsEdit

2002 Victorian state election: Gippsland Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Don Wishart 52,917 39.5 +0.8
National Peter Hall 36,086 27.0 +27.0
Liberal Peter Tyler 31,120 23.3 -17.6
Greens Madelon Lane 9,910 7.4 +7.0
Democrats Jo McCubbin 3,767 2.8 -3.0
Total formal votes 133,800 96.6 0.0
Informal votes 4,674 3.4 0.0
Turnout 138,474 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Peter Hall 69,590 52.0 +0.1
Labor Don Wishart 64,210 48.0 -0.1
National hold Swing +0.1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 18 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The Legislative Council Act 1881". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ "The Legislative Council Elections". The Argus. 30 August 1889. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

Coordinates: 37°30′S 147°30′E / 37.500°S 147.500°E / -37.500; 147.500