Electoral district of Murchison-Eyre

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Murchison-Eyre
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–19891; 2005–2008
Namesake Murchison region; Edward John Eyre
Footnotes
1known as Murchison 1890–1968

Murchison-Eyre was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1989 and again from 2005 to 2008.

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Known as Murchison until 1968, it was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election. The district was located in the Western Australian outback. The seat was abolished ahead of the 1989 election.

Revived for the 2005 election, Murchison-Eyre was won by Labor candidate John Bowler, previously member for the abolished Eyre. However, the district lasted just one term before it was abolished ahead of the 2008 election. Its former territory was divided between the districts of Eyre, Kalgoorlie, North West, and Pilbara. Bowler, by this time an independent, successfully contested the seat of Kalgoorlie.

Members for Murchison-Eyre

Murchison (1890–1968)
MemberPartyTerm
  Everard Darlot Ministerial 1890–1894
  E. T. Hooley Ministerial1894–1897
  Samuel Mitchell Ministerial1897–1901
  John Nanson Ministerial1901–1904
  John Holman Labor1904–1921
  William Marshall Labor1921–1952
  Everard O'Brien Labor1952–1959
  Richard Burt LCL 1959–1968
Murchison-Eyre (1968–1989)
MemberPartyTerm
 Richard Burt Liberal 1968–1971
  Peter Coyne Liberal1971–1986
  Ross Lightfoot Liberal1986–1989
Murchison-Eyre (2005–2008)
MemberPartyTerm
  John Bowler Labor2005–2006
  Independent 2006–2008

Election results


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