1858 Reform Act

The Act

Interesting to compare results with desires.

The Debate
Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), Wednesday 21 April 1858, page 5 
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 20th APRIL, 1858.
This is a vital representation of the practical application of male universal suffrage to political representation.
This material fleshes out the context of McCulloch’s accidental success in the 1857 Wimmera election.
It is clear that suddenly the stakes were perceived to be much larger as parliamentarians groped for an understanding of the significance of democracy. 

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