Electoral district of Namoi

Namoi, known as The Namoi until 1910 was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1880 and named after the Namoi River. It elected two members between 1891 and 1894. In 1894 it was abolished and partly replaced by Narrabri. In 1904, with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, Namoi was recreated, replacing Narrabri and part of Gunnedah. Between 1920 and 1927, it largely absorbed Gwydir and Tamworth and elected three members under proportional representation. In 1927, it was replaced by single-member electorates, mainly Namoi, Tamworth and Barwon. Namoi was abolished in 1950.[1][2][3]

Members for NamoiEdit

Single-member (1880–1891)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Dangar[4] None 1880–1885
  Charles Collins[5] None 1885–1887
  Thomas Dangar[4] Free Trade 1887–1890
  Charles Collins[5] Free Trade 1890–1891
Two members (1891–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Charles Collins[5] Free Trade 1891–1894   Job Sheldon[6] Labour 1891–1894
 
Single-member (1904–1920)
Member Party Term
  Albert Collins[7] Independent Liberal 1904–1910
  George Black[8] Labor 1910–1916
  Independent Labor 1916–1917
  Walter Wearne[9] Ind. Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Walter Wearne[9] Progressive 1920–1922   Frank Chaffey[10] Nationalist 1920–1927   Patrick Scully[11] Labor 1920–1923
  Nationalist 1922–1927  
    William Scully[12] Labor 1923–1927
Single-member (1927–1950)
Member Party Term
  William Scully[12] Labor 1927–1932
  Colin Sinclair[13] Country 1932–1941
  Raymond Hamilton[14] Labor 1941–1950

Election resultsEdit

1947 New South Wales state election: Namoi [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Raymond Hamilton 6,634 51.2 -8.4
Country Malcolm Heath 6,313 48.8 +8.4
Total formal votes 12,947 99.1 +0.7
Informal votes 111 0.9 -0.7
Turnout 13,058 95.0 +7.4
Labor hold Swing -8.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Namoi". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Mr Thomas Gordon Gibbons Dangar (1829-1890)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Mr Charles Collins (1850-1898)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Job Sheldon (1849-1914)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr Albert Ernest Collins (1868–1956)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr George Muir Black (1854–1936)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  9. ^ a b "The Hon. Walter Ernest Wearne (1867–1931)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  10. ^ "The Hon. Captain Frank Augustus Chaffey (1888–1940)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr Patrick Charles Scully (1887–1951)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Mr William James Scully (1885-1966)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  13. ^ "The Hon. Colin Archibald Sinclair (1876-1956)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Mr Raymond George Hamilton". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  15. ^ Green, Antony. "1947 Namoi". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2020.