Development of Modern Electoral Administration
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and the Electoral Council of Australia
funded by a grant from the Australian Research Council.
When commencing this research, the legislation numbering often
confused me. Take for example the first New South Wales Legislative Council
electoral legislation, by which 2/3 of the Council was to be elected (the other
third appointed). It was passed in 1843, and is referred to as "6 Vic. No.
16". This means the 16th bit of legislation in the 6th year of the rein
of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Throw in the colony of Victoria (abbreviated to
'Vic'), created in 1851
and named after the same lady, and you have a recipe for head-scratching.
Actually, the numbering still confuses me, as often these references don't include years, and when rummaging
through the National Library basement it helps to have a free five fingers or so
to work out just what it is you're looking for. And to know in what year a
particular Monarch first occupied the throne. Below, then, is a cut and paste
from Brittania of list
of all English monarchs whose names could possibly appear on any legislation I
might be interested in. This is more for my benefit than yours.
House of Brunswick, Hanover Line
House of Windsor