Electoral district of Monaro

Monaro, also known as Maneroo (1856–58), Monara (1858-1879) and Manaro (1894-1904) is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently represented by Nichole Overall of the National Party.

Monaro
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
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Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1856–1920
1927–present
MPNichole Overall
PartyNational
Electors56,951 (2019)
Area20,479.02 km2 (7,907.0 sq mi)

Monaro is a regional district in the south of the state. It encompasses the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Its significant population centres include Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood, Cooma, Bombala, Captains Flat, Nimmitabel, Delegate, Bredbo, Michelago, Berridale, Jindabyne and Adaminaby.[1]

HistoryEdit

The electorate was created in 1856 for the First Parliament under the name Maneroo, derived from an Aboriginal name for the area, now spelt Monaro. It was renamed Monara for the second Parliament in February 1858. The spelling was changed to Monaro from 1877 until 1894. It elected two members between 1880 and 1894. In 1894, single-member electorates were introduced statewide and part of the electorate, (including Bombala), was absorbed into Eden-Bombala. At this time the spelling was changed to Manaro. The 1903 New South Wales referendum required the number of members of the Legislative Assembly to be reduced from 125 to 90,[2] the district was expanded to include parts of Queanbeyan and the abolished seat of Eden-Bombala and the spelling reverted to Monaro.[3] In 1913, it absorbed much of the electoral district of Queanbeyan, including Queanbeyan, which is its major city. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Goulburn, along with Bega. It was recreated in 1927.

Nationals member Nichole Overall made history in 2022 by being elected as the first female representative of the Monaro. Overall's husband was previously mayor of the City of Queanbeyan.

Members for MonaroEdit

First incarnation (1858-1920)
1856–1880, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Daniel Egan None 1856–1859
  Alexander Hamilton None 1859–1860
  Thomas Garrett None 1860–1864
  James Martin None 1864–1865
  William Grahame None 1865–1869
  Daniel Egan None 1870–1870
  James Hart None 1870–1872
  William Grahame None 1872–1874
  Alexander Montague None 1875–1877
  John Murphy None 1877–1880
1880–1894, 2 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Henry Badgery None 1880–1885   Robert Tooth None 1880–1884
  David Ryrie None 1884–1885
  Henry Dawson None 1885–1887   Harold Stephen None 1885–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1894   Thomas O'Mara Ind. Protectionist 1887–1889
  Harold Stephen Protectionist 1889–1889
  Gus Miller Protectionist 1889–1894
1894–1920, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Gus Miller Protectionist 1894–1901
  Labour 1901–1918
  John Bailey Labor 1918–1920
 
Second incarnation (1927-present)
1927–present 1 member
Member Party Term
  William Hedges Country 1927–1941
  John Seiffert Labor 1941–1950
  Independent Labor 1950–1953
  Labor 1953–1965
  Steve Mauger Liberal 1965–1976
  John Akister Labor 1976–1988
  Peter Cochran National 1988–1999
  Peter Webb National 1999–2003
  Steve Whan Labor 2003–2011
  John Barilaro National 2011–2021
  Nichole Overall National 2022–present

Election resultsEdit

2022 Monaro state by-election [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Nichole Overall 21,728 45.96 −6.35
Labor Bryce Wilson 15,102 31.95 +4.78
Greens Catherine Moore 4,178 8.84 +0.92
Independent Andrew Thaler 2,986 6.32 +3.83
Sustainable Australia James Holgate 1,920 4.06 +4.06
Animal Justice Frankie Seymour 1,361 2.88 +0.54
Total formal votes 47,275 97.76 +0.46
Informal votes 1,081 2.24 −0.46
Turnout 48,356 83.40 −8.43
Two-party-preferred result
National Nichole Overall 23,474 55.21 −6.41
Labor Bryce Wilson 19,055 44.80 +6.41
National hold Swing −6.41
2019 New South Wales state election: Monaro [6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National John Barilaro 25,868 52.31 +3.58
Labor Bryce Wilson 13,431 27.16 −13.44
Greens Peter Marshall 3,913 7.91 +0.08
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Mick Holton 3,848 7.78 +7.78
Independent Andrew Thaler 1,229 2.49 +2.49
Animal Justice Frankie Seymour 1,159 2.34 +2.34
Total formal votes 49,448 97.42 +0.03
Informal votes 1,310 2.58 −0.03
Turnout 50,758 89.13 −0.30
Two-party-preferred result
National John Barilaro 27,723 61.61 +9.08
Labor Bryce Wilson 17,276 38.39 −9.08
National hold Swing +9.08

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Monaro". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ "1904 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Notice of final electoral districts". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 227. 22 April 1904. p. 3251. Retrieved 10 December 2019 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "LA - Check Count First Preference District Summary - Monaro". Monaro State By-Election 12-FEB-2022. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  5. ^ "LA - Check Count TCP District Summary - Monaro". Monaro State By-Election 12-FEB-2022. New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Monaro: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Monaro: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 January 2022.