Electoral district of Victoria

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South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
StateSouth Australia
Created1857, 1915
Abolished1902, 1993
NamesakeQueen Victoria
Coordinates37°30′S 140°30′E / 37.5°S 140.5°E / -37.5; 140.5Coordinates: 37°30′S 140°30′E / 37.5°S 140.5°E / -37.5; 140.5

Victoria was an electorate in the South Australian House of Assembly from 1857 until 1902 and from 1915 to 1993.

In 1902 the district was merged with Albert to create Victoria and Albert, but was separated again in 1915, electing candidates of both major parties at various times. However, after 1956, it was held by the Liberal and Country League and its successor, the Liberal Party, usually without serious difficulty, it was abolished in 1993 and replaced by the safe Liberal seat of MacKillop.

In 1860, the electorate had booths at Mosquito Plains, Mount Gambier, Penola and Robe. In 1865, it added Port MacDonnell, Bordertown, Kingston, South Australia and Wellington, and Naracoorte in 1868.[1] In 1875, Bordertown, Kingston, Naracoorte, Robe and Wellington were transferred to the new electorate of Albert, and the new Victoria consisted of only Millicent, Mount Gambier, Penola, Port MacDonnell and Tarpeena. Booths were added at Beachport (1883), Tantanoola (1884), Furner (1893) and Kalangadoo (1896).[1]

When the electorate was recreated in 1915, it had booths at Beachport, Bordertown, Conmurra, Frances, Furner, Glencoe, Glenroy, Hynam East, Kalangadoo, Keith, Kincraig, Kingston, Kongorong, Kybybolite, Lochaber, Lucindale, Mount Gambier, Millicent, Mundalla, Penola, Port MacDonnell, Reedy Creek, Rendelsham, Robe, Tantanoola, Wirrega, Wolseley and Yale Paddock, it lost booths at Beachport, Hynam East, Kongorong and Yale Paddock in 1918, but added booths at Hundred of Jessie, Mount McIntyre and Yahl.[1]

In 1938, when it became a single-member district for the first time, Victoria lost a significant number of voters to the new seat of Mount Gambier: the new Victoria covered Beachport, Binnum, Bool Lagoon, Conmurra, Coonawarra, Frances, Furner, Glenroy, Hatherleigh, Hynam, Hundred of Jessie, Kalangadoo, Kingston, Kybybolite, Lochaber, Lucindale, Millicent, Mount Benson, Mount Burr, Mount McIntyre, Nangula, Naracoorte, Penola, Reedy Creek, Rendelsham, Robe and Tantanoola.[2]

The seat of Millicent (1956-1977) came from the south of the seat of Victoria.

Members for Victoria[edit]

Single member (1857–1862)
Member Party Term
  Robert Leake 1857–1857
  George Hawker 1858–1865
Two members (1862–1902)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  George Hawker 1862–1865   Randolph Stow 1862–1865
  Adam Gordon 1865–1866   John Riddoch 1865–1870
  James Umpherston 1866–1868
  Henry Kent Hughes 1868–1870
  Park Laurie 1870–1871   William Paltridge 1870–1871
  Neville Blyth 1871–1871
  John Riddoch 1871–1873   Edwin Derrington 1871–1873
  Park Laurie 1873–1875   T. Wilde Boothby 1873–1875
  George Hawker 1875–1883   John Ingleby 1875–1877
    Lavington Glyde 1877–1884
  William Whinham 1883–1884
  Friedrich Krichauff 1884–1890   John Bagot 1884–1887
  Daniel Livingston 1887–1888
  John Osman 1888–1893
  James Cock 1890–1899
  George Riddoch Defence League 1893–1896
  James Morris 1896–1902
  John Livingston 1899–1902  
Two members (1915–1938)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Peter Reidy Labor 1915–1917   Clarence Goode Labor 1915–1917
  National 1917–1923   National 1917–1918
  Vernon Petherick Liberal Union 1918–1923
  Liberal Federation 1923–1932   Liberal Federation 1923–1924
  Eric Shepherd Labor 1924–1933
  Parliamentary Labor 1931–1933
  Vernon Petherick Liberal and Country 1932–1938
  Ronald Hunt Liberal and Country 1933–1938
Single-member (1938–1993)
Member Party Term
  Clement Smith Independent 1938–1941
  Vernon Petherick Liberal and Country 1941–1945
  Jim Corcoran Labor 1945–1947
  Roy McLachlan Liberal and Country 1947–1953
  Jim Corcoran Labor 1953–1956
  Leslie Harding Liberal and Country 1956–1965
  Allan Rodda Liberal and Country 1965–1974
  Liberal 1974–1985
  Dale Baker Liberal 1985–1993


  1. ^ a b c Jaensch, Dean. "History of South Australian elections 1857-2006, volume 1". Electoral Commission of South Australia. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Where to Vote Next Saturday". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 12 March 1938. p. 10. Retrieved 4 October 2015.

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