Electoral district of Greenough

Greenough was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 2008.

Greenough
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–2008
NamesakeShire of Greenough
DemographicAgricultural

Greenough was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election. The district was based in the northern part of Western Australia's Wheatbelt region. It was abolished in 2008 when the number of rural districts was reduced.

GeographyEdit

Greenough was a rural electorate, surrounding but not including the coastal city of Geraldton. At its abolition, it included the towns of Kalbarri, Northampton, Mullewa, Morawa, Dongara and Three Springs.

HistoryEdit

Although held on occasion by Labor, Greenough was typically a conservative seat. By the time of its abolition, it was a very safe non-Labor seat. The district was captured by the National Party when it was last contested at the 2005 state election. That ended the Liberal Party's 60-year hold on the seat.

Greenough was abolished ahead of the 2008 state election, as a result of the reduction in rural seats made necessary by the one vote one value reforms. Its former territory was split between the districts of Geraldton and Moore. Following Greenough's abolition, the sitting National MP, Grant Woodhams, contested the seat of Moore.

Members for GreenoughEdit

Member Party Term
  William Traylen Opposition 1890–1897
  Richard Pennefather Ind. Ministerial 1897–1901
  Patrick Stone Independent 1901–1904
  John Nanson Ministerial 1904–1905
  Patrick Stone Ministerial 1905–1908
  John Nanson Ministerial 1908–1914
  John Cunningham Country 1914–1917
  Henry Maley Country 1917–1924
  Maurice Kennedy Labor 1924–1930
  William Patrick Country 1930–1943
  John Newton Labor 1943–1945
  David Brand Liberal 1945–1949
  LCL 1949–1968
  Liberal 1968–1975
  Reg Tubby Liberal 1975–1989
  Kevin Minson Liberal 1989–2001
  Jamie Edwards Liberal 2001–2005
  Grant Woodhams National 2005–2008

Election resultsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Antony Green. "2005 Election Profile: Greenough". ABC.
  • "Map of Greenough (1996–2005)". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19.
  • "Map of Greenough (2005–2008)". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18.