Hansard 1860-1

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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 on the National Archive of Australia's Trove website.

Victorian Hansard (Argus Reports)

For the first decade of the Parliament of Victoria (1856-1865), reports of the debates of both houses were transcribed and published by the Argus newspaper. These reports are known as the Victorian Hansard. Victorian Hansard volumes are numbered 1-12. Hansard volumes proper commence with the 5th Parliament, in February, 1866 and numbering of volumes begins again with volume 1.

 Note that Hansard reporting for the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly is intermingled in these volumes.

(2nd Parliament, Victorian Hansard volumes 5-7)

Volume 5 - Oct 1859-Mar 1860

13 October 1859 - 6 December 1859 7 December 1858 - 17 January 1860 18 January 1860 - 9 February 1860 10 February 1860 - 6 March 1860   7 March 1860 - 30 March 1860

Volume 6 - Apr-Sep 1860

17 April - 2 May   8 May - 8 June  12 June - 5 July  6 July - 16 August 22 August - 18 September

Volume 7 - Nov 1860-Jun 1861

20 November 1860 - 23 January 1861  24 January 1861 - 15 March 1861   19 March 1861 - 26 April 1861 30 April 1861- 31 May 1861  4 June 1861 - 19 June 1861