County of Bathurst
New South WalesLegislative Council
Location in modern New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Created1843
Abolished1856
NamesakeBathurst County
Coordinates33°30′S 149°30′E / 33.500°S 149.500°E / -33.500; 149.500Coordinates: 33°30′S 149°30′E / 33.500°S 149.500°E / -33.500; 149.500
Bathurst county in the 1840s
Bathurst county in the 1840s

The Electoral district of County of Bathurst was an electorate of the New South Wales Legislative Council at a time when some of its members were elected and the balance were appointed by the Governor.[1]

It was created by the 1843 Electoral Districts Act and returned one member.[1] The towns of Bathurst, Kelso and Carcoar were removed from the district with the expansion of the Council in 1851 and became the district of Western Boroughs.[2]

In 1856 the unicameral Legislative Council was abolished and replaced with an elected Legislative Assembly and an appointed Legislative Council. The district was represented by the Legislative Assembly electorate of Bathurst.

Members

Member Term
Francis Lord[3]   1 Jun 1843 – 20 Jun 1848
John Darvall[4]   1 Jul  1848 – 30 Jun 1851
James William Bligh[5] 19 Sep 1851 – 29 Feb 1856

Election results

1843

1843 New South Wales colonial election, 19 June:
County of Bathurst [6]
Candidate Votes %
Francis Lord 66 60.00
W Lane 44 40.00
Total votes 293 100.00

1848

1848 New South Wales colonial election, 29 July:
County of Bathurst [7]
Candidate Votes %
John Darvall (elected) 87 50.00
Francis Lord 87 50.00
Total votes 174 100.00
The returning officer gave his casting vote in favour of John Darvall.[7]

1851

1851 New South Wales colonial election, 19 September:
County of Bathurst [8]
Candidate Votes %
James Bligh 75 58.59
Francis Lord 53 41.41
Total votes 128 100.00

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "An Act to provide for the division of the Colony of New South Wales into Electoral Districts and for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council.". Act No. 16 of 23 February 1843 (PDF). Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ "An Act to provide for the division of the Colony of New South Wales after the separation of the District of Port Phillip therefrom into Electoral Districts and for the Election of Members to serve in the Legislative Council.". Act No. 48 of 2 May 1851 (PDF). Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr Francis Lord (1812-1897)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Sir John Bayley Darvall MA, QC (1809-1883)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr James William Bligh (1810-1869)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Bathurst". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 June 1843. p. 2. Retrieved 22 May 2019 – via Trove.
  7. ^ a b "Bathurst". The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 August 1848. p. 3. Retrieved 23 May 2019 – via Trove.
  8. ^ "The County of Bathurst". The Sydney Morning Herald. 24 September 1851. p. 2. Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Trove.