Municipal or Local Government electoral rolls are a list of the rate paying residents of a municipal district. These are often called voter’s rolls. Some of the early Emerald Hill rolls are called "burgess rolls"; a burgess is a citizen of a district. Before 1883 South Melbourne was called Emerald Hill.
The Emerald Hill electoral rolls begin in 1855 and continue to 1873. Each year is arranged in an alphabetical sequence.
What can be found on these electoral rolls:
- Number in rate book (discontinued from 1863)
- Address (no numbers given in the earlier rolls)
- Occupation (from 1863)
- Number of votes (discontinued from 1862)
The Sandridge electoral rolls for 1861 are arranged with names in an alphabetical sequence, the number in the rate book and locality. Port Melbourne was called Sandridge before 1884.
The St Kilda electoral rolls begin from 1864 and continue to 1900. These are arranged in Wards - North, South and West. Within each Ward names are alphabetically listed.
Follow the links below to search Municipal Electoral Rolls for Emerald Hill, Sandridge and St Kilda.
Municipal Electoral Roll for the District of Emerald Hill 1855 - 1873
1870 A'Beckett-Arnold, 1870 Arviers-Burns, 1870 Chapman-Enright, 1870 Enright-Hanson, 1870 Hants-Lapthorne, 1870 Larkins-McDonald, 1870 Mcdonald-Rawlinson, 1870 Rayment-Stapleton, 1870 Stead-Willoughby, 1870 Wilson-Zeppo
1873 Aarons-Boland, 1873 Boland-Coleman, 1873 Coleman-Elliott, 1873 Elliott-Gunn, 1873 Gunning-Johnston, 1873 Johnston-Mathews, 1873 Mathieson-Offentine, 1873 Ogden-Rout, 1873 Smith-Smith, 1873 Taylor-Woodhead, 1873 Woodhead-Zing
Municipal Electoral Roll for the District of Sandridge 1861
Burgess Roll for the Borough of St Kilda 1864- 1900