Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1881–1885

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This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1881 to 1885.

This was the seventh and last 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 1881: Ayers, Fisher, Hay, Milne, Santo and Tarlton;[4]

A significant feature of this election was the "ticket" recommending Rankine, Pickering, Tarlton, Hay, Ayers and Spence, issued by the South Australian Farmers' Mutual Association for members and other farmers to follow.[5]

Ayers and Tarlton were re-elected; the other vacancies were filled by Buik, Pickering, Rankine and Spence.[6]

A supplementary state-wide election was held on 29 May 1882 to prepare for the forthcoming reorganization of the Council, and six additional members were needed.[7] Those elected were David Murray, Salom, English, Hay, Glyde and Cotton.[8]

Name Time in office Term expires Notes
Henry Ayers 1857–1888
1888–1893
re-elected 1881
Richard Chaffey Baker 1877–1901 elected 1881
William Christie Buik 1881–1888 elected 1881
Allan Campbell 1878–1898
George Witheredge Cotton 1882–1886
1888–1892
elected 1882
John Crozier 1867–1887
John Dunn Jr. 1880–1888
Thomas English 1865–1878
1882–1885
elected 1882
William Dening Glyde 1882–1887 elected 1882
Alexander Hay 1873–1881
1882–1891
elected 1882
Thomas Hogarth 1866–1885
William Morgan 1867–1884 died 1884
Alexander Borthwick Murray 1880–1888
David Murray 1882–1891 elected 1882
James Pearce 1877–1885
John Pickering 1881–1888 elected 1881
James Garden Ramsay 1880–1890
James Rankine 1881–1888 elected 1881
Maurice Salom 1882-1891 elected 1882
William Sandover 1873–1885
Henry Scott 1878–1891
William Knox Simms 1884–1891 elected 1884 to Central District (first under Constitution Act Further Amendment Act 1881)
John Brodie Spence 1881–1887 elected 1881
Robert Alfred Tarlton 1873–1888 re-elected 1881

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colonial Constitutions". South Australian Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 16 March 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  2. ^ "The New Parliament". South Australian Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 26 March 1857. p. 2. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Our First Parliament". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 8 March 1930. p. 15. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  4. ^ "The Elections". South Australian Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 17 March 1881. p. 6. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  5. ^ "The Legislative Council Elections". South Australian Weekly Chronicle. XXIII, (1, 183). South Australia. 23 April 1881. p. 23. Retrieved 28 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "The New Parliament". The South Australian Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 29 April 1881. p. 5. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  7. ^ "LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS". Southern Argus. XVI, (844). South Australia. 18 May 1882. p. 3. Retrieved 31 October 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Legislative Council Election". The Express And Telegraph. XIX, (5, 520). South Australia. 7 June 1882. p. 3. Retrieved 28 November 2016 – via National Library of Australia.