Electoral district of Murchison-Eyre

Murchison-Eyre was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1989 and again from 2005 to 2008.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–19891; 2005–2008
NamesakeMurchison region; Edward John Eyre
1 known as Murchison 1890–1968

Known as Murchison until 1968, it was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election. The district was located in the Western Australian outback. The seat was abolished ahead of the 1989 election.

Revived for the 2005 election, Murchison-Eyre was won by Labor candidate John Bowler, previously member for the abolished Eyre. However, the district lasted just one term before it was abolished ahead of the 2008 election. Its former territory was divided between the districts of Eyre, Kalgoorlie, North West, and Pilbara. Bowler, by this time an independent, successfully contested the seat of Kalgoorlie.

Members for Murchison-EyreEdit

Murchison (1890–1968)
Member Party Term
  Everard Darlot Ministerial 1890–1894
  E. T. Hooley Ministerial 1894–1897
  Samuel Mitchell Ministerial 1897–1901
  John Nanson Ministerial 1901–1904
  John Holman Labor 1904–1921
  William Marshall Labor 1921–1952
  Everard O'Brien Labor 1952–1959
  Richard Burt LCL 1959–1968
Murchison-Eyre (1968–1989)
Member Party Term
  Richard Burt Liberal 1968–1971
  Peter Coyne Liberal 1971–1986
  Ross Lightfoot Liberal 1986–1989
Murchison-Eyre (2005–2008)
Member Party Term
  John Bowler Labor 2005–2006
  Independent 2006–2008

Election resultsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Antony Green. "2005 Election Profile: Murchison-Eyre". ABC.
  • "Map of Murchison-Eyre (2005–2008)". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2013.