Electoral district of Murray

Murray, The Murray until 1910, is an electoral district in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Murray
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Murray.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1859–1999
2015–present
MPHelen Dalton
PartyShooters, Fishers and Farmers
NamesakeMurray River
Electors55,784 (2019)
Area107,362.20 km2 (41,452.8 sq mi)

Murray is a regional electorate lying in the southwestern corner of the state. It encompasses several local government areas, namely Wentworth Shire, Balranald Shire, Carrathool Shire, the City of Griffith, Leeton Shire, Hay Shire, Murrumbidgee Shire, Murray River Council, Edward River Council and Berrigan Shire.[1]

HistoryEdit

Murray was a single-member electorate from 1859 to 1880, returning two members from 1880 to 1894, returning to a single member electorate from 1894 to 1920. The district created in 1859 included the districts surrounding the towns of Deniliquin, Moama and Moulamein.[2] It was substantially re-created in 1904 as a result of the 1903 New South Wales referendum, which required the number of members of the Legislative Assembly to be reduced from 125 to 90.[3] The member for The Murray from 1894 to 1904 was James Hayes who was appointed to the Legislative Council and did not contest the election.[4]

The district re-created in 1904 consisted of the abolished seat of Wentworth and parts of The Lachlan and the abolished seat of Hay.[5][6] The member for Wentworth was Robert Scobie (Labour).[7] The member for The Lachlan was James Carroll (Progressive) who unsuccessfully contested that seat. The member for Hay was Frank Byrne who did not contest the election.

From 1920 to 1927 it returned three members, having merged with Albury, Corowa and Wagga Wagga, voting by proportional representation. It returned to being a single-member electorate from 1927. Murray was abolished in 1999 when it was merged with Broken Hill to create Murray-Darling.[8]

Murray was recreated for the 2015 state election, combining the southern part of the abolished district of Murray-Darling and the western part of the abolished district of Murrumbidgee.[9]

Members for MurrayEdit

First incarnation (1859-1999)Edit

1858–1880, 1 member
Member Party Term
  John Hay[10] None 1859–1864
  Robert Landale[11] None 1864–1869
  Patrick Jennings[12] None 1869–1872
  William Hay[13] None 1872–1877
  Robert Barbour[14] None 1877–1880
Two members (1880–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Hay[13] None 1880–1882   Alexander Wilson[15] None 1880–1885
  Robert Barbour[14] None 1882–1887
  John Chanter[16] None 1885–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1894   Protectionist 1887–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  James Hayes[4] Protectionist 1894–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
  Robert Scobie[7] Labour 1904–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Brian Doe[17] Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  George Beeby[18] Progressive 1920–1920   William O'Brien[19] Labor 1920–1925   Richard Ball[20] Nationalist 1920–1927
  Matthew Kilpatrick[21] Progressive 1920–1925
  Country 1925—1927   Vern Goodin[22] Labor 1925–1927
  Independent 1927–1927
Murray (1927–1999)
Member Party Term
  Mat Davidson[23] Labor 1927–1930
  John Donovan[24] Labor 1930–1932
  Joe Lawson[25] Country 1932–1968
  Independent 1968–1973
  Mary Meillon[26] Liberal 1973–1980
  Tim Fischer[27] National 1980–1984
  Jim Small[28] National 1985–1999

Second incarnation (2015-present)Edit

2015–present, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Adrian Piccoli[29] National 2015–2017
  Austin Evans[30] National 2017–2019
  Helen Dalton[31] Shooters, Fishers and Farmers 2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Murray[32][33]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Helen Dalton 18,305 38.75 +38.75
National Austin Evans 16,636 35.22 −20.28
Labor Alan Purtill 4,134 8.75 −7.43
One Nation Tom Weyrich 3,949 8.36 +8.36
Greens Nivanka De Silva 1,238 2.62 +0.39
Independent David Landini 976 2.07 +2.07
Christian Democrats Philip Langfield 715 1.51 +0.11
Independent Brian Mills 633 1.34 −2.42
Sustainable Australia Carl Kendall 455 0.96 +0.96
Keep Sydney Open Liam Davies 192 0.41 +0.41
Total formal votes 47,233 96.15 −0.11
Informal votes 1,889 3.85 +0.11
Turnout 49,122 88.06 +0.56
Two-party-preferred result
National Austin Evans 20,029 74.91 −0.29
Labor Alan Purtill 6,707 25.09 +0.29
Two-candidate-preferred result
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Helen Dalton 20,765 53.54 +53.54
National Austin Evans 18,020 46.46 −26.19
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers gain from National Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Murray". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Electoral law amendment bill". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 July 1858. p. 11. Retrieved 16 December 2019 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "1904 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Mr James Hayes (1831-1908)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Proposed new Electoral Districts". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (158). 18 March 1904. p. 2340. Retrieved 10 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Notice of final electoral districts". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (227). 22 April 1904. p. 3238. Retrieved 10 December 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ a b "Mr Robert Scobie (2) (1848-1917)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Murray". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  9. ^ "New South Wales Parliamentary Record 1824 – 2019" (PDF). Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Sir John Hay (1816-1892)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr Robert Landale (1833-1903)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Sir Patrick Alfred Jennings (1831-1897)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Mr William Hay (1850-1917)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Mr Robert Barbour (1827-1895)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Mr Alexander Wilson (1849-1927)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Mr John Moore Chanter (1845-1931)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Mr Brian James Doe (1862-1941)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Sir George Stephenson Beeby (1869–1942)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Mr William Joseph O'Brien (1882–1953)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  20. ^ "The Hon. Richard Thomas Ball (1857–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Mr Matthew Kilpatrick (1875–1949)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Mr Vernon William Edward Goodin (1892-1971)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Mr Mark Anthony Davidson (1869-1949)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Mr John Rawdon Donovan". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Mr Joseph Alexander Lawson (1893-1973)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Mrs Mary Meillon". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Mr (Tim) Timothy Andrew Fischer (1946-2019)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Mr (Jim) James Richard Small (1933- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  29. ^ "Mr Adrian Piccoli (1970- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  30. ^ "Mr Austin William Evans (1968- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  31. ^ "Mrs Helen Jennifer Dalton MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  32. ^ "Murray: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  33. ^ "Murray: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.