Electoral district of Geraldton (Legislative Council)

Geraldton was an electoral district of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1870 to 1890, during the period when the Legislative Council was the sole chamber of the Parliament of Western Australia.

Geraldton
Western AustraliaLegislative Council
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1870–1890
NamesakeGeraldton

Geraldton was one of the original ten Legislative Council districts created by the Legislative Council Act 1870 (33 Vict, No. 13). The district's initial boundary ran east from the mouth of the Greenough River to Wizard Peak (in Moonyoonooka), then to the Irwin River and finally due east to the border with South Australia. It took in all of what is now considered North West Australia (including the Gascoyne, Kimberley, and Pilbara regions), as well as most of the Mid West.[1] After the passage of the Legislative Council Act Amendment Act 1873 (37 Vict. No. 22), the district's boundaries were altered, with all of its territory above the 27th parallel south transferred to the new North District.[2]

Seven men were elected to represent Geraldton in the Legislative Council, with Edward Wittenoom serving two non-consecutive terms. Maitland Brown served the longest, from 1874 to 1883.[3]

MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  Major Logue None 1870–1874
  Maitland Brown None 1874–1883
  Edward Wittenoom None 1883–1884
  John Davis None 1884
  Samuel Mitchell None 1884–1885
  Edward Wittenoom None 1885–1886
  Edward Vivien Harvey Keane None 1886–1889
  McKenzie Grant None 1889–1890

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