Division of Northern Melbourne

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Northern Melbourne
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1906
Namesake Northern Melbourne

The Division of Northern Melbourne was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It was one of the first 75 divisions set up for the first Federal election in 1901. It was located in the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, including the suburbs of Carlton, North Melbourne and Fitzroy. It was abolished in 1906 when the boundaries were redrawn and mostly replaced by the Division of Batman.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  H. B. Higgins Protectionist 1901–1906

The division was held by one member, H. B. Higgins. Higgins was Attorney General from 1904 to 1905. He was appointed a Justice of the High Court of Australia in 1906.[1] Isaac Selby, who was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1901 election, became famous in 1905 when he tried to shoot a judge during a court case in San Francisco.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "OBITUARY". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 14 January 1929. p. 6. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. "Daring Shooting Case". Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld. : 1867 - 1919). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 7 January 1905. p. 4. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

Coordinates: 37°47′57″S 144°56′48″E / 37.79917°S 144.94667°E / -37.79917; 144.94667