Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1877–1881

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This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1877 to 1881.

This was the sixth Legislative Council to be elected under the Constitution of 1856, which provided for a house consisting of eighteen members to be elected from the whole colony acting as one electoral district "The Province"; that six members, selected by lot, should be replaced at General Elections after four years, another six to be replaced four years later and thenceforth each member should have a term of twelve years.[1][2][3]

Six seats were declared vacant by rotation in 1877, filled by Morgan, Crozier, Baker, English, Pearce and Hughes.

Name Time in office Term expires Notes
Henry Ayers 1857–1888
1888–1893
Feb. 1881
Richard Chaffey Baker 1877–1901 elected Apr. 1877
Allan Campbell 1878– elected Sep. 1878
John Crozier 1867–1887 returned 1877
Walter Duffield 1873–1880
John Dunn Jr. 1880–1888 elected Jul 1880
Thomas Elder 1863–1869
1871–1878
Thomas English 1865–1878
1882–1885
returned 1877
William Everard 1873–1878
Joseph Fisher 1873–1881 Feb. 1881
Alexander Hay 1873–1881 Feb. 1881
Thomas Hogarth 1866–1885
Henry Kent Hughes 1877–1880 elected Apr. 1877, resigned 1880
William Milne 1869–1881 Feb. 1881
William Morgan 1867–1884 returned 1877
Alexander Borthwick Murray 1880–1888 elected Jul. 1880
James Pearce 1877–1885 elected April 1877
James Garden Ramsay 1880–1890 elected Jul. 1880
William Sandover 1873–1885
Philip Santo 1871–1881 Feb. 1881
Henry Scott 1878–1891 elected Sep. 1878
William Storrie 1871–1878
Robert Alfred Tarlton 1873–1888 Feb. 1881
Charles Burney Young 1878–1880 resigned 1880

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colonial Constitutions". South Australian Register. Adelaide. 16 March 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 28 August 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  2. ^ "The New Parliament". South Australian Register. Adelaide. 26 March 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 27 August 2014 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ "Our First Parliament". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 8 March 1930. p. 15. Retrieved 28 August 2014 – via National Library of Australia.