Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 1870–1872

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Council from October 1870 to June 1872. The chamber had 18 members, as specified by the Legislative Council Act 1870 (33 Vict, No. 13). Section 1 of this Act specified that a minimum of one-third of the Council would be appointed by the Crown. Three of these were official nominees who were part of the Continuous Ministry—namely the Colonial Secretary, Attorney-General and the Surveyor-General—while the remaining three were "non-official nominees".

Of the 12 elected representatives, two members each represented Perth and Fremantle, while the remainder represented the rural districts. Franchise was limited to free men who owned £100 of freehold property or paid £10 per annum rent. An amendment proclaimed on 17 August 1871 allowed former prisoners who had been granted a conditional pardon and who met the above conditions to vote.

NameDistrict/OfficeYears in office
Sir Frederick Barlee Colonial Secretary 1855–1875
Maitland Brown Nominee1870–1872; 1874–1876
John Bussell Vasse 1870–1872
Julien Carr Perth 1868–1873
James Drummond Toodyay 1870–1873
Malcolm Fraser Surveyor-General 1870–1886; 1887–1890
Thomas Gull Swan 1870–1872
Albert Hassell [1] Albany 1871–1874
Luke Leake Perth 1870–1886
James George Lee-Steere Wellington 1868–1880; 1885–1890
Major Logue Geraldton 1870–1874
John McKail [1] Albany 1870–1871
William Marmion Nominee1870–1890
John Monger York 1870–1875
William Dalgety Moore Fremantle 1870–1872
Edward Newman Fremantle 1870–1872
Samuel Phillips Nominee1857–1872
George Shenton Greenough 1870–1873, 1875–1906
Robert Walcott Attorney-General 1870–1872

Notes

1 On 4 May 1871, John McKail, the member for Albany, resigned. At the close of nominations on 23 May for the resulting by-election, Albert Young Hassell was returned unopposed.

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