Electoral district of Nelson

Nelson was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1950.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–1950
NamesakeNelson Land District

The district was based in the south-western part of Western Australia, including towns such as Manjimup and Pemberton, and was named for the Nelson land district which formed its original boundaries. It was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election.

Nelson was abolished at the 1950 election. Its last member, Ernest Hoar of the Labor Party, transferred to the new seat of Warren.


Member Party Term
  James George Lee-Steere Independent 1890–1897
  Ministerial 1897–1903
  John Walter Ministerial 1903–1904
  Charles Layman Independent 1904–1905
  Ministerial 1905–1911
  Liberal 1911–1914
  Francis Willmott Country 1914–1921
  John Henry Smith Independent 1921–1922
  Country 1922–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1936
  Clarence Doust Independent 1936–1939
  John Henry Smith Nationalist 1939–1943
  Ernest Hoar Labor 1943–1950