Electoral district of Murray (South Australia)
Murray is a defunct electoral district that elected members to the House of Assembly, the lower house of the bicameral legislature of the Australian state of South Australia. The electorate, incorporating part of the River Murray, was rural in nature, with Mannum the only large town within its boundaries. From its establishment to the 1938 state election, Murray was a three-member electorate, but was made a single-member electorate afterwards, as part of a system of electoral malapportionment known as the "Playmander". In both incarnations it elected candidates from both major parties as marginal and safe seat holders at various times. If just 21 LCL votes were Labor votes in Murray at the 1968 election, Labor would have formed majority government. Murray was one of two gains in 1968 that put the LCL in office. The electorate was abolished prior to the 1985 election, with its territory now forming part of the districts of Hammond, Kavel, and Schubert. In total, 24 people represented Murray between 1902 and 1985, with its most notable member being Thomas Playford IV, who later served as Premier of South Australia.
South Australia—House of Assembly
List of membersEdit
|Second incarnation (1938–1977)|
|Hector White||Liberal and Country||1953–1956|
|Ivon Wardle||Liberal and Country||1968–1974|
- See section "ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF MURRAY" in An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1934–1953 – Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- See section "ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF MURRAY" in An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1934–1965 – Australasian Legal Information Institute. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- List of members is not directly navigable. Enter "Murray" in electorate drop-down menu to display list of members for the electorate. Former Members of the Parliament of South Australia Archived 20 September 2018 at the Wayback Machine – Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2013.