Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1908–1910

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This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1908 to 1910.

It was the third Legislative Council to be fully determined by provisions of the (State) Constitution Act 779 of 1901, which provided for, inter alia, a reduction in the number of seats from 24 to 18, realignment of District borders to encompass Assembly electorates, six-year terms (one half of the Council retiring every three years), and elections held jointly with the House of Assembly.[1]

This parliament's scheduled term of 1908 to 1911 was cut short by a Constitutional crisis when Thomas Price died, and John Verran refused to negotiate a coalition government like the Price-Peake administration.

Name District Party Term expires Time in office Notes
Arthur Richman Addison Northern 1888–1915
John George Bice Northern 1894–1923
George Brookman Central 1901–1910
Theodore Bruce Central 1909–1911 elected May 1909
Sir John William Downer Southern ANL 1905–1912
John Duncan North-Eastern ANL 1891–1896
1900–1913
James Henderson Howe Northern 1897–1918
Andrew Kirkpatrick Central Labor 1891–1897
1900–1909
1918–1928
resigned Mar. 1909
John Lewis Northern 1898–1923
Edward Lucas North-Eastern ANL 1900–1918
Beaumont Arnold Moulden Central ANL 1903–1912
Hugo Carl Emil Muecke Central 1903–1910
Thomas Pascoe North-Eastern 1900–1933
George Riddoch Southern ANL 1901–1910
John Lancelot Stirling Southern 1891–1932
Alfred von Doussa Southern 1901–1921
Frederick Samuel Wallis Central Labor 1907–1912
John Warren North-Eastern 1888–1912
James Phillips Wilson Central Labor 1906–1918

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New Constitution Act". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 8 March 1902. p. 15. Retrieved 25 October 2014.  This article clearly lays out changes brought about by the Act, includes voter statistics and certain criticisms.