Division of Coolgardie

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Coolgardie
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1901
Abolished1913
Namesake Coolgardie

The Division of Coolgardie was an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. The division was created in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It was abolished in 1913. It was named for the gold-mining centre of Coolgardie, on which it was based. It was a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.

Divisions of the Australian House of Representatives federal electorates in Australia

In Australia, electoral districts for the Australian House of Representatives are called divisions or more commonly referred to as electorates or seats. There are currently 150 single-member electorates for the Australian House of Representatives.

Western Australia state in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

Coolgardie, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Coolgardie is a small town in Western Australia, 558 kilometres (347 mi) east of the state capital, Perth. It has a population of approximately 850 people.

Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  Hugh mahon.jpg Hugh Mahon
(1857–1931)
Labor 29 March 1901
31 May 1913
Served as minister under Watson and Fisher. Transferred to the Division of Kalgoorlie after Coolgardie was abolished in 1913

Election results

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