Report from the Elections and Qualifications Committee of the Legislative Assembly upon the East Bourke election petition : with the proceedings of the Committee and minutes of evidence

Corporate Author: Victoria. Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Committee of Elections and Qualifications
Other Authors: Adamson, Travers, 1827-1897, Bindon, Samuel Henry, 1812-1879, Bunny, Brice Frederick, 1820-1885, Duffy, Charles Gavan, Sir, 1816-1903, Fellows, Thomas Howard, 1822-1878, Grylls, George William Frederick, Harker, George, 1816-1879, Henty, Edward, 1810-1878, Horne, George Samuel Wegg, 1811?-1873, Humffray, John Basson, 1824-1891, Ireland, Richard Davies, 1816-1877, Mackay, George, 1815-1890, Michie, Archibald Donnelly, Sir, 1813-1899, Pyke, Vincent, 1827-1894, Sewell, R. C. 1803-1864, Smith, John Matthew, 1815?-1898
Published: Melbourne : John Ferres, Government Printer, 1857
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1856-57, no. D 21
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Item Description: "Ordered by the Legislative Assembly to be printed 18th June 1857"
Committee: Charles Gavan Duffy, Thomas Howard Fellows (replaced by Travers Adamson 26/2/1857), George Harker, Edward Henty, Archibald Michie, Vincent Pyke (resigned 24/2/1857 and replaced by George Samuel Wegg Horne) and John Basson Humffray.
Dr Sewell, Dr Mackay and Mr Bindon appeared on behalf of William Jardine Smith's petition and G. W. Frederick Grylls appeared as Agent.
Mr Ireland and Mr Bunny appeared as Counsel and John Matthew Smith appeared as solicitor and Agent for Robert Bennett.
Candidates at the East Bourke district Oct. 1856 election for 2 members to serve in the Legislative Assembly were: Robert Bennett, Augustus Greeves, Horatio Cooper, [John] James Hallett, Michael Keely, William Kirby, Townshend McDermott and John MacGregor
Witnesses: William Anketell (elector East Bourke), Thomas Argus (farmer Darebin Creek), John Barker (clerk of the Legislative Assembly), Edgar [i.e. Edwin] Bastings (brother of Horace & William Bastings keepers of the Peacock Inn Northcote), William Bastings (licensed victualler Northcote), James Bennett (farmer Plenty Rd. near Pilgrim Inn), Robert Bennett MLA (Melbourne City councillor), William Brown (Merri Creek), Samuel Brownlow (joint proprietor with William Bastings Peacock Inn Northcote and later publican of the Northcote Arms Hotel), Luke Chambers (town councillor Fitzroy Ward), William George Chapman, William Clinton (proprietor Brunswick Hotel Sydney Rd.), Edward De Carle (deputy returning officer East Bourke election), John Delahunty (employee of Mr Bennett) Peter Dredge (teacher Preston), Stephen Egan (elector East Bourke/storekeeper), Thomas Fielding (painter Brunswick), Edward Ford (manager for Mr Ford, stablekeeper Stephen St./ex asst. barman Clarke's Hotel Collingwood), John Glew (elector East Bourke), Augustus Frederick Adolphus Greeves MLA, George William Frederick Grylls, William Hindman, John Hitchcock (laborer), John Holland (licensed victualler), John William Jones (solicitor/elector East Bourke), John Knight (quarryman Brunswick), Francis Lokay (farmer Merri Creek), James A. Lynar (auditor of election expenses), Townshend [i.e. Townsend] McDermott (barrister), Alexander Mackenzie (Pentridge), Michael McMahon (soft goods dealer), Thomas McVee (public house keeper), James Moody (house & land agent/bailiff for sheriff Collingwood), Arthur Morgan (farmer Pentridge/agent for Greeves at election), Murtough O'Connor (elector East Bourke), John Pedley (carpenter East Brunswick), John Pepper (shoemaker between Little Lonsdale & La Trobe St.), William Philpott, Hugh Rennie, William Jardine Smith, David Payn Starling (piano tuner residing 7 miles from Melbourne), William Stronach (asst. accountant Bank of Australasia), Charles Towers (keeper Nuggett and Woolpack inn Pentridge), Joseph Walker (storekeeper River Plenty), Edward Wells (blacksmith), William White (elector East Bourke), Edward Williams (brushmaker Phillipstown), Edward Wills (contractor), George Wintle (governor Melbourne Gaol) and Henry Workman (carter Phillipstown)
Other mentions: Mr. Abbott (freeholder East Bourke) xi, 22, 25 , The Argus 28, 30, 37, 82, 97, 98, 104, Mr. Austin 104, Charlie Baily 127, Albert Baker 29, 37, Bank of Australasia xiii, 26, 33, 35, Horace Bastings 106, 107, Mr. Blundell 99, Sir Richard Bourke (ex governor NSW) 57, Dr. [Robert] Bowie [Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum] 84, Mr. Bowie (Dr. Bowie's son - he had 2 sons Walter and William) 84, Brunswick Hotel xi, 28, 35, 89, 127, Bull and Mouth 9, 10, 42, Mr. Buzaglo (scrutineer Nugget and Woolpack) 22, Mr Capper (possibly chairman meeting of electors Peacock Inn) 34, Thomas Chadwick [hotel proprietor?] 37, Clarke's Hotel (Collingwood) 70, 82, 83, 84, 85, 99, 101, 108, Clelands 27, William Colles (district returning officer) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Mr. Cook (scrutineer Northcote/doorkeeper at the Committee hearings) 71, 72, 74, 76, 86, Horatio Cooper iv,xvii,9,20,77, 78,81,87,88,105,107, 109,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,119,125,126, Cornish Arms 57, County Court 99, Mr. Curran 65, Darebin Creek Hotel [i.e. Darebin Bridge Hotel] xi, 28, Governor Darling (NSW) 57, Donnybrook [Hotel] xi, 28, 35, 38, 42, Mr. Dudley [prop. Fountain Inn] 37, Mr [Robert] Duff [prop. Peacock Inn/possibly chairman of meeting of electors at the Peacock Inn] 34, Edinborough/Edinbro' [i.e. Edinburgh] Castle [Hotel (Brunswick)] xi, 28, Electoral Act of 1856 (i.e. Election of Members Act) iii, iv, v, x, 1, 21, 35, Dudley's Fountain Inn xiii, 30, Globe Inn (Swanston St.) 92,93, Golden Fleece [Hotel] xi, 28, John James Hallett iv, 9, Mr. Hayward (scrutineer Nugget and Woolpack) 22, Mr. Henry (acting for Horatio Cooper at the Peacock Inn) 110, 113, 114, 116, 119, Herald Office 32, 37, Mr. Hewitt 136, [John] Hodgson (Melbourne City councillor) 71, Mr. Johnson (of Upper River/scrutineer Whittlesea) 92, 93, [John] Johnston [prop. Donnybrook Hotel] 37, Michael Keeley [also spelled Keely] iv, 9, 51, 52, 53, 64, 65, William Kirby iv, 9, Licensed Victuallers' Association [of Victoria] 37, Liverpool Arms 109, Daniel C. MacArthur [i.e. Mcarthur] 26, Mr. McDougall (hotel proprietor?) 37, John MacGregor/McGregor (later a MLA) iv, 58, 59, 130, Mr. McLeod [hotel proprietor?] 37, Mr. Maxwell 27, [Melbourne] Chamber of Commerce 31, Melbourne Gaol 100, [James] Mooney (landlord Royal Hotel St. Kilda) 75, 76, David Moore iii, Moses and Cohen [also given as Cohen and Levi's store] Little Collins St. 67, Francis Murphy (Speaker) iv, Nicholson and Kyte 107, Nugget and Woolpack (Pentridge) xi, xiv ,2, 3, 4 ,5, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 28, 33, 34, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 52, 55, 56, 57 ,58, 60, 61, 62, 63 ,67, 68, 75, 120, 121, 122, 126, 127, 128, 129,130,131, 132, 133, 134, 137, 138,139, 140, Mr. Oddie (chairman meeting of electors Heidelberg) 35, 38, Mr. O'Farrell 108, Old England Inn (Heidelberg) xi, 28, Mr. O'Sullivan 136, James Patton (also spelled Patten) 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 39, Peacock Inn (Northcote) xi, 34, 35, 40, 42, 70, 83, 87, 88, 89, 101, 105, 106, 109, 111, 115, 116, 119, 121, 129, 130, Robert Pegg 29, Phillipstown Hotel 55, 56, 57, 127, Pilgrim Inn 115, Plough Inn (Campbellfield) xi, 28, E. S. Plummer 36, Preston Arms 35, 39, Preston Inn [i.e. Preston Arms?] xi, 83, Mr. [James] Rae xi, 19, 20, 22, Hugh Rainy (chairman meeting of electors Nugget and Woolpack Hotel Pentridge) 24, 25, 27, 32, 34, 36, 39, 45, 46, 47,48, 49, 52, James Ray 120, 136, Mr. Reay (chairman meeting of electors Brunswick Hotel) 24, 34, 35, 39, 50, 51, 99 & 130 (spelled Wray) 139, The Old Retreat [i.e. Retreat Hotel Brunswick] 57, Henry Roberts 114, Rose, Shamrock and Thistle 105, [Alfred] Ross (Westgarth, Ross and Co.) 23, Mr. Ross (builder & freeholder Heidelberg/voter east Bourke) 23, 29 ,63, 135, Royal Hotel (St. Kilda) 76, [John Nutt] Sayers (printer Little Collins st.) 9, Sewerage Commissioners [i.e. Sewerage and water Commission] 101, Shannon Hotel (Northcote) 11, 12, 83 (called Shannon Inn )96, [George?] Sherwin JP (chairman meeting of electors Whittlesea) 35,38, Mr Sherwood (Whittlesea) 51, Jim (James) Smith (keeper Rose, Shamrock and Thistle Hotel) 105, 107, John Thomas Smith 80, Father Mathew [Smith] (temperance reformer) 53, Smith, Strachan and Co. (William St. Melbourne) 4, Thomas C. Stanborough 32, 33, 37, 38, 79, Mr. Thomas (magistrate/chairman meeting of electors Donnybrook) 35, Moses Thomas (hotel proprietor?) 37, Mr Thompson (Melbourne merchant) 31, Mr. Tomkins (acting for Horatio Cooper at the Peacock Inn) 77 (given as Tongs), 78,79 (given as Tonk), 81 (given as Tonks, Toms, Tongs, Tomkins), 105 (given as Tomkins, Tonk, Tongs), 106, 107, 110, 113, 114, 116, 119, Stephen Toogood xi, 22, 37, Water Company [i.e. Sewerage and water Commission] 101, G. H. F. Webb (shorthand writer) x, Westgarth, Ross and Co. 23, Whittlesea Inn xi, 28, William M. Tennent and Co. (auctioneers) 99, Wilson (grocer) 139, Mr. Woods 99, 100, [Yarra Bend] Lunatic Asylum 84 and Young Queen [Hotel] 139
Daniel C. McArthur was called but did not appear
Norman Miller called but was disqualified
Physical Description: xx, 141p. ; 34cm.