Hansard 1861-4

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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.

(3rd Parliament, Victorian Hansard volume 8-10)

Volume 8 - Aug 1861-Jun 1862

30 August 1861 - 5 November 1861   6 November 1861 - 4 February 1862  6 February 1862 - 20 March 1862   25 March 1862 - 14 May 1862   15 May 1862 - 18 June 1862

Volume 9 - Nov 1862-Sep 1863

7 November 1862 - 17 December 1862  17 December 1862 - 4 March 1863    5 March 1863 - 7 May 1863   8 May 1863 - 6 August 1863  7 August 1863 - 11 November 1863

Volume 10 - Jan-Jun 1864

26 January - 11 February  1 6 February - 15 March  15 March  - 26 April 26 April - 18 May 19 May - 2 June