Electoral district of Roebourne

The Electoral district of Roebourne was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. It was named for the town of Roebourne and was created in 1890, being one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election. In 1898, the boundaries of the district did not extend far beyond the settlements of Roebourne and Cossack.[1]

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Roebourne and surrounds in 1898
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–1950

The seat was abolished in the 1948 redistribution under the Electoral Districts Act 1947, and was absorbed into the seat of Pilbara. Its final member, Aloysius Rodoreda, transferred successfully to the Pilbara seat at the election.

Members for RoebourneEdit

Member Party Term
  George Leake Non-aligned 1890
  Horace Sholl Ministerial 1891–1901
  John Sydney Hicks Ministerial 1901–1908
  Henry Osborn Ministerial 1908–1911
  Joseph Gardiner Labor 1911–1915
  William Butcher Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917
  Frederick Teesdale Nationalist 1917–1932
  John Church Nationalist 1932–1933
  Aloysius Rodoreda Labor 1933–1950

Election resultsEdit


  1. ^ "Map of Western Australia shewing electoral districts and provinces, on 31st. Decr. 1898". State Library of Western Australia. Retrieved 9 June 2022.