Electoral district of Petersham

Petersham was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, named after and including the Sydney suburb of Petersham. It was originally created in 1894, when multi-member districts were abolished,[1] and the four member Canterbury was largely divided between Ashfield, Burwood, Canterbury, Petersham and St George. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into the five member district of Western Suburbs, along with Ashfield, Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt and Marrickville. It was recreated in 1930, partly replacing Enmore but was abolished in 1941, with parts of the district going to Dulwich Hill and Marrickville.[2][3][4]

Members for PetershamEdit

First incarnation (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Llewellyn Jones Ind. Free Trade 1894–1895
  Free Trade 1895–1898
  John Cohen Protectionist 1898–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Sydney Shillington Nationalist 1919–1920
 
Second incarnation (1930–1941)
Member Party Term
  Joe Lamaro Labor 1930–1932
  Eric Solomon United Australia 1932–1941

Election resultsEdit

1938 New South Wales state election: Petersham [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
United Australia Eric Solomon 9,033 50.5 +1.4
Labor Bill Sheahan 8,861 49.5 +4.4
Total formal votes 17,894 98.3 +0.2
Informal votes 307 1.7 -0.2
Turnout 18,201 97.1 +1.2
United Australia hold Swing -1.3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1893 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Petersham". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1938 Petersham". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2020.