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Electoral district of Port Phillip

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State  New South Wales
Abolished  1851
Founded  1843
Elector  1,157
Created  1843
Electors  1,157 (1843)
Date dissolved  1851
Namesake  Port Phillip
Electoral district of Port Phillip

The Electoral district of Port Phillip was an electorate of the New South Wales Legislative Council before it became the separate colony of Victoria (Australia) on 1 July 1851.

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History

Settlers of the Port Phillip District had wanted representation in the New South Wales Legislative Council for some time. In 1843 representatives were elected; "But the colonists were not satisfied with government from and by Sydney".

Five members were elected for Port Phillip district (and one for the Town of Melbourne).

On 1 July 1851, the District was separated from New South Wales under provisions of the Australian Colonies Government Act 1850, and became the Colony of Victoria and the Victorian Legislative Council was created.

Election results

In the first election of 1843 the votes were:

  * = elected

In 1848 the voting was:

References

Electoral district of Port Phillip Wikipedia


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