Members of the South Australian Legislative Council, 1912–1915

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This is a list of members of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1912 to 1915

It was the fourth 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]

The North-Eastern district was renamed "Midland" from 1912

Name District Party Time in office
Arthur Richman Addison Northern Liberal 1888–1915
John George Bice Northern Liberal 1894–1923
Sir John Cowan Southern Liberal 1910–1944
Sir John Downer Southern Liberal 1905–1915
John Duncan [1] Midland Liberal 1891–1896, 1900–1913
David Gordon [1] Midland Liberal 1913–1944
Walter Hannaford Midland Liberal 1912–1941
James Howe Northern Liberal 1897–1918
James Jelley Central Labor 1912–1933
Ern Klauer Central Labor 1910–1915
John Lewis Northern Liberal 1898–1923
Edward Lucas Midland Liberal 1900–1918
Thomas Pascoe Midland Liberal 1900–1933
Sir Lancelot Stirling Southern Liberal 1891–1932
Alfred William Styles Central Labor 1910–1918
John Vaughan Central Labor 1912–1918
Alfred von Doussa Southern Liberal 1901–1921
Frederick Samuel Wallis Central Labor 1907–1921
James Phillips Wilson Central Labor 1906–1918
1 Liberal MLC John Duncan died on 8 October 1913. Liberal candidate David Gordon won the resulting by-election on 15 November.


  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.