Northern Province (Victoria)

Northern Province was an electorate of the Victorian Legislative Council (Australia),

Northern Province
VictoriaLegislative Council
StateVictoria
Created1882
Abolished1979

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.[1] Northern Province was created out of parts of North Western Province (which was resized) and Eastern Province, which was abolished.

1904Edit

Northern Province was redefined in the Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903 and consisted of the following:

Division Description
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.

[2]

Northern Province and North Central provinces were split off from North Western in 1882.[3]

Northern Province was abolished on 4 May 1979.[4]

Members for Northern ProvinceEdit

Three members were elected to the province initially; four from the expansion of the Council in 1889;[5] two from the redistribution of 1904 when several new provinces including Bendigo and Melbourne North were created.[4]

Member 1 Party Year Member 2 Party Member 3 Party
  Francis Robertson   1882   William Mitchell     David Sterry  
1884
1884   William Irving Winter  
  Walter Simpson   1886
1886
1888
1889   Joseph Abbott   Member 4 Party
1889   George Simmie  
  Frederick Illingworth  
1890
  Joseph Sternberg   1891
1892
1894
1895
1896
1898
1900
1901   William Baillieu  
1901
1902
  Martin Cussen   1904  
  Richard Abbott   1907
1910
  Frank Clarke   1913
1916
  Nationalist 1917
1919
1922   Richard Abbott VFU
  George Tuckett Country 1925
1928   Richard Kilpatrick Country
1931
1934
1937
1940
1943
1946   Dudley Walters Country
1949
1952
  Percy Feltham Country 1955
1958
1961
1964   Michael Clarke Country
  Independent 1965
  Stuart McDonald Country 1967
1970
1973  

Election resultsEdit

1973 Victorian state election: Northern Province
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Stuart McDonald 28,726 47.7 +4.9
Liberal Albert Baker 13,546 22.5 -0.3
Labor John White 12,967 21.5 -0.6
Democratic Labor John Ryan 5,012 8.3 -4.1
Total formal votes 60,251 96.6 +0.6
Informal votes 2,095 3.4 -0.6
Turnout 62,346 95.0 -1.3
After distribution of preferences
Country Stuart McDonald 32,460 53.9
Liberal Albert Baker 14,115 23.4
Labor John White 13,676 22.7
Country hold Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Legislative Council Act 1881". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Electoral Provinces Boundaries Act 1903". Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Stonewalling Government Bills". Bendigo Advertiser. Trove. 22 July 1882. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  5. ^ "The Legislative Council Elections". The Argus. 30 August 1889. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

Coordinates: 36°25′S 144°30′E / 36.417°S 144.500°E / -36.417; 144.500