Proceedings of the First Legislative Council, 11 November 1851 to 20 March 1856

About the First Legislative Council

From 1851 to 1856, Victoria had only one legislative body, the Legislative Council, which held its proceedings at St Patrick's Hall in Bourke Street Melbourne. Proceedings of the Council were reported in the Argus newspaper and can be found below, in pdf format. Argus editorials concerning the Legislative Council, frequently scathing, contain valuable information about its activities and have been included with reports of the proceedings.

See also Votes and Proceedings (minutes) of the First Legislative Council, 1851-56.

Further information about the formation and composition of the First Legislative Council is available here.

Session 1851-52 

November 1851-January 1852

10 November 1851 11 November 1851 14 November 1851 17 November 1851 18 November 1851
19 November 1851 20 November 1851 21 November 1851 25 November 1851 26 November 1851
27 November 1851 28 November 1851 2 December 1851 3 December 1851 4 December 1851
9 December 1851 10 December 1851 11 December 1851 12 December 1851 13 December 1851
16 December 1851 19 December 1851 20 December 1851 22 December 1851 23 December 1851

 

Session 1852-53

June 1852-February 1853

22 June 1852 23 June 1852 24 June 1852 25 June 1852 29 June 1852
2 July 1852 6 July 1852 7 July 1852 8 July 1852 9 July 1852
13 July 1852 14 July 1852 16 July 1852 17 July 1852 20 July 1852
 21 July 1852  22 July 1852  23 July 1852 27 July 1852  28 July 1852
 29 July 1852  30 July 1852  3 August 1852 4 August 1852  5 August 1852
 6 August 1852 11 August 1852  13 August 1852  17 August 1852  18 August 1852
19 August 1852  20 August 1852  24 August 1852  25 August 1852 26 August 1852
 27 August 1852 31 August 1852 2 September 1852  3 September 1852 6 September 1852
8 September 1852 9 September 1852  10 September 1852  14 September 1852 15 September 1852
16 September 1852  17 September 1852  26 October 1852  27 October 1852 29 October 1852
1 November 1852  3 November 1852 4 November 1852  5 November 1852  10 November 1852
11 November 1852  16 November 1852  17 November 1852  19 November 1852 23 November 1852
24 November 1852  25 November 1852  26 November 1852  29 November 1852  30 November 1852
1 December 1852  2 December 1852  3 December 1852  7 December 1852  9 December 1852
10 December 1852 14 December 1852 15 December 1852 16 December 1852 17 December 1852
21 December 1852  22 December 1852 23 December 1852 29 December 1852  31 December 1852

 

Session 1853-54

August 1853-April 1854

30 August 1853 31 August 1853 1 September 1853 2 September 1853 6 September 1853
7 September 1853 8 September 1853 9 September 1853 13 September 1853 14 September 1853
15 September 1853 16 September 1853 22 September 1853 27 September 1853 28 September 1853
29 September 1853 30 September 1853 4 October 1853 5 October 1853 6 October 1853
7 October 1853 10 October 1853 11 October 1853 12 October 1853 13 October 1853
18 October 1853 19 October 1853 20 October 1853 21 October 1853 25 October 1853
26 October 1853 27 October 1853 28 October 1853 1 November 1853 2 November 1853
3 November 1853 4 November 1853 8 November 1853 9 November 1853 10 November 1853
11 November 1853 16 November 1853 17 November 1853 18 November 1853 22 November 1853
24 November 1853 25 November 1853 29 November 1853 30 November 1853 1 December 1853
2 December 1853 6 December 1853 7 December 1853 8 December 1853 9 December 1853
13 December 1853 14 December 1853 15 December 1853 16 December 1853 21 December 1853
22 December 1853 17 January 1854 18 January 1854 19 January 1854 20 January 1854
24 January 1854 25 January 1854 26 January 1854 27 January 1854 31 January 1854
1 February 1854 2 February 1854 3 February 1854 7 February 1854 8 February 1854
9 February 1854 10 February 1854 14 February 1854 16 February 1854 17 February 1854
21 February 1854 22 February 1854 23 February 1854 24 February 1854 28 February 1854
1 March 1854 2 March 1854 3 March 1854 7 March 1854 8 March 1854
10 March 1854 14 March 1854 15 March 1854 16 March 1854 17 March 1854
21 March 1854 22 March1854 23 March 1854 24 March 1854 29 March 1854
30 March 1854 31 March1854      

 

Session 1854-55 

September 1854-June 1855

21 September 1854 22 September 1854  26 September 1854  27 September 1854 28 September 1854
 29 September 1854  3 October 1854 4 October 1854 6 October 1854 10 October 1854
11 October 1854  12 October 1854  13 October 1854 18 October 1854  19 October 1854
20 October 1854 24 October 1854  25 October 1854 26 October 1854  27 October 1854
 1 November 1854  2 November 1854  3 November 1854  7 November 1854  8 November 1854
9 November 1854  10 November 1854  14 November 1854  15 November 1854 16 November 1854
 17 November 1854  21 November 1854  22 November 1854  24 November 1854  28 November 1854
 29 November 1854  30 November 1854  1 December 1854 5 December 1854  6 December 1854
7 December 1854 8 December 1854  12 December 1854 13 December 1854  14 December 1854
15 December 1854 30 January 1855  31 January 1855 1 February 1855  2 February 1855
6 February 1855  7 February 1855  8 February 1855 9 February 1855 13 February 1855
14 February 1855 15 February 1855 16 February 1855 20 February 1855 21 February 1855
22 February 1855 27 February 1855 28 February 1855 1 March 1855 2 March 1855
6 March 1855 7 March 1855  8 March 1855 9 March 1855 13 March 1855
14 March 1855 15 March 1855 16 March 1855 20 March 1855 21 March 1855
22 March 1855 23 March 1855 28 March 1855 29 March 1855 30 March 1855
3 April 1855 4 April 1855 11 April 1855 12 April 1855 17 April 1855
18 April 1855 19 April 1855 20 April 1855 24 April 1855 25 April 1855
26 April 1855 27 April 1855 1 May 1855 2 May 1855 3 May 1855
8 May 1855 10 May 1855 11 May 1855 15 May 1855 16 May 1855
17 May 1855 18 May 1855 22 May 1855 23 May 1855 29 May 1855
30 May 1855 31 May 1855      

Session 1855-56 

November 1855-March 1856

23 November 1855 27 November 1855 28 November 1855 29 November 1855 30 November 1855
4 December 1855 5 December 1855 6 December 1855 7 December 1855 11 December 1855
12 December 1855 13 December 1855 14 December 1855 18 December 1855 19 December 1855
20 December 1855 8 January 1856 9 January 1856 10 January 1856 11 January 1856
15 January 1856 16 January 1856 17 January 1856 18 January 1856 22 January 1856
23 January 1856 24 January 1856 25 January 1856 29 January 1856 12 February 1856
13 February 1856 14 February 1856 15 February 1856 18 February 1856 19 February 1856
20 February 1856 21 February 1856 22 February 1856 26 February 1856 27 February 1856
28 February 1856 29 February 1856 11 March 1856 12 March 1856 13 March 1856
14 March 1856 15 March 1856 17 March 1856 18 March 1856 19 March 1856
20 March 1856