Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
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Esperance-Dundas was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1983 to 1989.
The Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.
The Western Australian Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Western Australia, an Australian state. The Parliament sits in Parliament House in the Western Australian capital, Perth.
The district was located in the Goldfields-Esperance region, extending from Esperance on the south coast northwards to Norseman and including some Kalgoorlie suburbs. It was formed from parts of the former electorates of Yilgarn-Dundas and Roe at the 1983 state election.
The Goldfields-Esperance region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is located in the south eastern corner of Western Australia, and comprises the local government areas of Coolgardie, Dundas, Esperance, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Laverton, Leonora, Menzies, Ngaanyatjarraku and Ravensthorpe.
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720 kilometres (450 mi) east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. The urban population of Esperance was 12,145 at June 2018. Its major industries are tourism, agriculture, and fishing.
Norseman is a town located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia along the Coolgardie-Esperance Highway, 726 kilometres (451 mi) east of Perth and 278 metres (912 ft) above sea level. It is also the starting point of the Eyre Highway, and the last major town in Western Australia before the South Australian border 720 kilometres (447 mi) to the east. At the 2016 census, Norseman had a population of almost 600.
It existed for just two terms of parliament, and was represented in that time by Labor member Julian Grill, who had previously been the member for Yilgarn-Dundas. Following the abolition of Esperance-Dundas at the 1989 state election, Grill became the member for Eyre.
The Australian Labor Party , commonly known as WA Labor, is the Western Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party. It is the current governing party of Western Australia since winning the 2017 election under Mark McGowan.
Julian Fletcher Grill is an Australian former politician. Grill was a member of the Parliament of Western Australia between 1977 and 2001.
Yilgarn-Dundas was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1977 to 1983.
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Southern Cross is a town in Western Australia, 371 kilometres east of state capital Perth on the Great Eastern Highway. It was founded by gold prospectors in 1888, and gazetted in 1890. It is the major town and administrative centre of the Shire of Yilgarn. At the 2016 census, Southern Cross had a population of 680.
The Division of O'Connor is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. It is one of Western Australia's three rural seats, and one of the largest electoral constituencies in the world.
Roe is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It takes in rural areas in the south of the state. Roe was re-created for the 2017 state election, having previously been in existence from 1950 to 1983 and from 1989 to 2008. It has a notional 16.7-point majority for the National Party against the Liberal Party, based on the results of the 2013 state election.
Yilgarn is a large craton which constitutes the bulk of the Western Australian land mass.
The Shire of Dundas is a local government area in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The shire covers an area of 93,179 square kilometres (35,977 sq mi) and its seat of government is the town of Norseman. Its territory lies between Norseman and the border with South Australia, and is between 700 and 1,500 kilometres (430-930 mi) east of the state capital, Perth.
Mount Marshall was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1930 to 1989.
Eyre was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It was in existence for three separate periods, on each occasion covering large portions of south-eastern Western Australia. Eyre was a safe seat for the Labor Party in its first two incarnations, but during its third incarnation was a marginal seat between the Liberal Party and the National Party.
Coolgardie was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1897 to 1930.
Yilgarn-Coolgardie was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1930 to 1950. Located in the Goldfields region, the district was an amalgamation of the former districts of Yilgarn and Coolgardie. Created for the 1930 state election, its first member was Edwin Corboy of the Labor Party, previously the member for Yilgarn. He was succeeded at the 1933 state election by George Lambert, also of the Labor Party, who had been the last member for Coolgardie. Yilgarn-Coolgardie was abolished at the 1950 state election. Incumbent member Lionel Kelly then transferred to the new seat of Merredin-Yilgarn.
Dundas was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1897 to 1911.
Dundas is the name of an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance Region of Western Australia. The town is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the Esperance Branch Railway, on the western shore of Lake Dundas.
Dave Grills is an Australian politician. He was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as a Nationals member for Mining and Pastoral Region at the 2013 state election. He was defeated at the 2017 state election.
Lionel Francis Kelly was an Australian politician who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1941 to 1968. He was initially elected as an independent, but in 1946 joined the Labor Party. He served as a minister in the government of Albert Hawke from 1953 to 1959.
Geoffrey Royden "Geoff" Grewar is a former Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1974 to 1983, representing the seat of Roe.
George James Lambert was an Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1916 to 1930 and again from 1933 until his death. He worked as a metallurgist before entering politics.
Eucalyptus rhomboidea, commonly known as the diamond gum, is a tree that is native to Western Australia.