Victoria was the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales until 1851. Representative government began in New South Wales in 1842 and the Port Phillip District sent elected representatives to the Legislative Council.
The colony of Victoria existed from 1851 until it joined the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It then became the state of Victoria.
Members of Parliament are recorded in the Victorian Parliamentary Handbooks. The current Victorian Parliamentary Handbook is at:
There is a searchable database for former members of parliament at:
The Australian colonies including Victoria joined together to form Australia in 1901.
The Australian Parliamentary Handbook contains full biographies of all Members and Senators, details of the Ministry and Shadow Ministry, membership of all Parliamentary committees, and historical information including the names and career details of all Members and Senators since 1901. Recent Parliamentary Handbooks are online at:
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIAN LABOUR PARTY: FEDERAL PARLIAMENTARIANS: 1901-1981
Crisp, L. F. and Atkinson, Barbara, Canberra, ANU, 1981.
PARLIAMENT OF AUSTRALIA - THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE AUSTRALIAN SENATE 1901-2002
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY - AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY: FEDERAL PERSONNEL 1901-1975
Crisp, L. F. and Atkinson, Barbara, Canberra, ANU, 1975.