Electoral district of Swan

Swan was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1950 and again from 1962 to 1983.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–1950; 1962–1983
NamesakeSwan Valley

The district was located in the Swan Valley, to the east of Perth. The district was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election. It was abolished ahead of the 1950 election, at which point incumbent member Gerald Wild of the Liberal Party became the member for the new seat of Dale. Revived for the 1962 election, it was won by John Brady of the Labor Party, hitherto the member for Guildford-Midland. Swan was again abolished at the 1983 election, whence incumbent member Gordon Hill of the Labor Party won the new seat of Helena.


Swan (1890–1950)
Member Party Term
  William Loton Non-aligned 1890–1897
  Norman Ewing Independent 1897–1901
  Mathieson Jacoby Independent 1901–1905
  Arthur Gull Ministerial 1905–1908
  Mathieson Jacoby Ministerial 1908–1911
  Philip Turvey Labor 1911–1914
  William Nairn Liberal 1914–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1921
  Richard Sampson Country 1921–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1931
  Country 1931–1944
  Ray Owen Independent Country 1944–1947
  Gerald Wild Liberal 1947–1949
  LCL 1949–1950
Swan (1962–1983)
Member Party Term
  John Brady Labor 1962–1974
  Jack Skidmore Labor 1974–1981
  Independent 1981–1982
  Gordon Hill Labor 1982–1983

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