Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1910–1912

This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1910 to 1912

It was the third Legislative Council to be fully determined by provisions of the (State) Constitution Act 779 of 1901, which provided for, inter alia, a reduction in the number of seats from 24 to 18, realignment of District borders to encompass Assembly electorates, six-year terms (one half of the Council retiring every three years), and elections held jointly with the House of Assembly.[1]

The election of 1910 was called after a Constitutional crisis when Thomas Price died, and John Verran refused to negotiate a coalition government like the Price-Peake administration.

Name District Party Time in office
Arthur Richman Addison Northern LDU/LU [1] 1888–1915
John George Bice Northern LDU/LU [1] 1894–1923
Theodore Bruce [2] Central FPPU/LU [1] 1909–1911
Sir John Cowan Southern ANL/LU [1] 1910–1944
Sir John Downer Southern ANL/LU [1] 1905–1915
John Duncan North-Eastern ANL/LU [1] 1891–1896, 1900–1913
James Howe Northern FPPU/LU [1] 1897–1918
Andrew Kirkpatrick Central Labor 1891–1897, 1900–1909, 1918–1928
Ern Klauer Central Labor 1910–1915
John Lewis Northern ANL/LU [1] 1898–1923
Edward Lucas North-Eastern ANL/LU [1] 1900–1918
Charles Morris [2] Central LU 1911–1912
Beaumont Arnold Moulden Central ANL/LU [1] 1903–1912
Thomas Pascoe North-Eastern ANL/LU [1] 1900–1933
Sir Lancelot Stirling Southern ANL/LU [1] 1891–1932
Alfred William Styles Central Labor 1910–1918
Alfred von Doussa Southern ANL/LU [1] 1901–1921
Frederick Samuel Wallis Central Labor 1907–1921
John Warren North-Eastern ANL/LU [1] 1888–1912
James Phillips Wilson Central Labor 1906–1918
1 The three anti-Labor parties, the Liberal and Democratic Union, the Australasian National League and the Farmers and Producers Political Union, formally merged to form the Liberal Union in late 1910. They had been in merger discussions for some time, and had jointly endorsed a united Liberal ticket for the Legislative Council at the 1910 election.
2 Liberal MLC Theodore Bruce died on 1 July 1911. Liberal candidate Charles Morris won the resulting by-election on 5 August.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The New Constitution Act". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 8 March 1902. p. 15. Retrieved 25 October 2014. This article clearly lays out changes brought about by the Act, includes voter statistics and certain criticisms.