Electoral district of Albert (South Australia)

Albert was an electoral district of the House of Assembly in South Australia, spanning its time as both a colony and a state. It was created in 1875, taking much territory from adjacent Victoria, merged with Victoria in 1902 as Victoria and Albert, separated again in 1915, and abolished in 1970.[1]

South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
StateSouth Australia
Dates current1875–1902, 1915–1970
NamesakeAlbert, Prince Consort

In 1875, Albert had booths at Bordertown, Kingston, Meningie, Naracoorte, Robe and Wellington East. It added booths at Lucindale (1878), Mannum East (1884), Wolseley (1885) and Mundulla (1887). It lost the Mannum East booth in 1890, but added further booths at Frances, Glenroy and Keith in 1893, at which time the Naracoorte booth was also renamed Kincraig. In 1896, Albert also added booths at Conmurra, Holder, Kingston on Murray, Lyrup, Murtho, Point McLeay, Pyap and Waikerie, but lost Glenroy. It regained a Glenroy booth and added Cookes Plains in 1899. It was then merged with Victoria as Victoria and Albert from the 1902 state election.[2]

The recreated Albert seat in 1915 had booths at Alawoona, Berri, Bogg Flat, Borrika, Chapman Bore, Cookes Plains, Coomandook, Clarfield, Coonalpyn, East Wellington, Geranium, Glenope, Hooper, Karoonda, Lameroo, Loxton, Lyrup, Marmon Jabuk, Meningie, Moorlands, Netherton, Notts Well, Paisley, Pangira, Parilla, Parrakie, Paruna, Peake, Point McLeay, Poyntz Bore, Pinnaroo, Pyap West, Sandalwood, Sherlock, Swan Reach, Tailem Bend, Taplan, Tintinara, Waikerie, Wanbi, West Wellington and Wilkawatt.[2]

In 1938, the House of Assembly changed from multi-member to single-member districts, and Albert was redistributed as a smaller district along significantly district boundaries, losing territory along the Murray River to the new seats of Chaffey and Ridley and the redistributed Murray. The new Albert had booths at Ashville, Bordertown, Buccleuch, Cannawigara, Clanfield, Cookes Plains, Coomandook, Coonalpyn, Cotton, Custon, Geranium, Gurrai, Jabuk, Karte, Ki Ki, Kulkami, Keith, Kongal, Lameroo, Meningie, Moorlands, Mulpata North, Mundalla, Narrung, Netherton, Padthaway, Parilla, Parrakie, Peake, Peebinga, Pinnaroo, Point McLeay, Sherlock, Tintinara, Wilkawatt, Wirrega and Wolseley.[3]


First incarnation (1875–1902)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Arthur Hardy 1875–1887   Mountifort Conner 1875–1875
  William Wigley 1875–1878
  Rudolph Henning 1878–1885
    Andrew Handyside 1885–1891
  Beaumont Moulden 1887–1890
  George Ash 1890–1891
  Defence League 1891–1896   Defence League 1891–1896
  Archibald Peake 1897–1902   1897–1902
Second incarnation (1915–1938)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Angus Liberal Union 1915–1921   Richard O'Connor Liberal Union 1915–1921
  Malcolm McIntosh Country 1921–1928   Frederick McMillan Country 1921–1928
  Liberal Federation 1928–1932   Liberal Federation 1928–1932
  Liberal and Country 1932–1938   Liberal and Country 1932–1933
  Tom Stott Independent 1933–1938
Single-member (1938–1970)
Member Party Term
  Malcolm McIntosh Liberal and Country 1938–1959
  Bill Nankivell Liberal and Country 1959–1970


  1. ^ "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 – 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b Jaensch, Dean. "History of South Australian elections 1857–2006, volume 1". Electoral Commission of South Australia. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Where to Vote Next Saturday". The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 12 March 1938. p. 10. Retrieved 14 October 2015.

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