Electoral district of Gascoyne

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Gascoyne
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–1989
Namesake Gascoyne region

Gascoyne was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 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.

Western Australian Legislative Assembly legislature of the State of Western Australia

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 Western Australian outback, in the north-west of the state. It was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election and was abolished ahead of the 1989 election.

Outback Area in Australia

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1890 Western Australian colonial election

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Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 4 February 1989 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The Labor government, led by Premier Peter Dowding, won a third term in office against the Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Barry MacKinnon.

The district's most famous member was Frank Wise of the Labor Party, who served as Premier of Western Australia from 1945 to 1947.

Frank Wise Australian politician

Frank Joseph Scott Wise AO was a Labor Party politician who was the 16th Premier of Western Australia. He took office on 31 July 1945 in the closing stages of the Second World War, following the resignation of his predecessor due to ill health. He lost the following election two years later to the Liberal Party after Labor had held office for fourteen years previously.

Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) Western Australian state branch of the Australian Labor Party

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.

Premier of Western Australia head of government in the Australian state of Western Australia

The Premier of Western Australia is the head of the executive branch of government in the Australian state of Western Australia. The Premier has similar functions in Western Australia to those performed by the Prime Minister of Australia at the national level, subject to the different Constitutions.

Members for Gascoyne

MemberPartyTerm
  Robert Sholl Opposition1890–1897
  George Hubble Ministerial1897–1901
  William Butcher Independent 1901–1905
 Ministerial1905–1911
  John McDonald Labor 1911–1914
  Archibald Gilchrist Liberal 1914–1917
  Nationalist 1917
  Edward Angelo Nationalist1917–1920
  Country 1920–1923
 Country (MCP)1923–1924
 Nationalist1924–1933
  Frank Wise Labor1933–1951
  Noel Butcher Ind. Liberal 1951–1953
  Daniel Norton Labor1953–1974
  Ian Laurance Liberal1974–1987
  Dudley Maslen Liberal1987–1989

Election results


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