Northern Province (Victoria)
Northern Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council (Australia),
It was initially created by the Legislative Council Act 1881 (taking effect at the 1882 elections) and defined as having the following divisions: Echuca Shire, Echuca Borough, Marong, Raywood, Huntly, Waranga, Sandhurst (North), Sandhurst Central, Sandhurst South and Eaglehawk. Northern Province was created out of parts of North Western Province (which was resized) and Eastern Province, which was abolished.
Northern Province was redefined in the Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903 and consisted of the following:
|ECHUCA||The borough of Echuca.|
|GOULBURN||The portion of the shire of Goulburn within the province.|
|HEATHCOTE||The shire of Mclvor.|
|HUNTLY||The shire of Huntly.|
|KERANG||The portions of the shires of Kerang and Gordon situated east of the Loddon River.|
|MOOROOPNA||The shire of Rodney.|
|NUMURKAH||The shire of Numurkah and the portion of the shire of Tungamah within the province.|
|ROCHESTER||The shire of Echuca.|
|ROCHESTER EAST||The shire of Deakin.|
|RUSHWORTH||The shire of Waranga.|
|SERPENTINE||The shire of East Loddon.|
|SHEPPARTON||The shire of Shepparton and the portions of the|
shires of Euroa and Violet Town within the province.
Northern Province was abolished on 4 May 1979.
Members for Northern ProvinceEdit
Three members were elected to the province initially; four from the expansion of the Council in 1889; two from the redistribution of 1904 when several new provinces including Bendigo and Melbourne North were created.
|Member 1||Party||Year||Member 2||Party||Member 3||Party|
|Francis Robertson||1882||William Mitchell||David Sterry|
|1884||William Irving Winter|
|1889||Joseph Abbott||Member 4||Party|
|Democratic Labor||John Ryan||5,012||8.3||-4.1|
|Total formal votes||60,251||96.6||+0.6|
|After distribution of preferences|
- "The Legislative Council Act 1881". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- "Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
- "Stonewalling Government Bills". Bendigo Advertiser. Trove. 22 July 1882. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
- "The Legislative Council Elections". The Argus. 30 August 1889. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
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