Electoral district of Nelson

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Nelson
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–1950
Namesake Nelson Land District

Nelson was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1950.

The district was based in the south-western part of Western Australia, including towns such as Manjimup and Pemberton, and was named for the Nelson land district which formed its original boundaries. It was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election.

Nelson was abolished at the 1950 election. Its last member, Ernest Hoar of the Labor Party, transferred to the new seat of Warren.

Members

MemberPartyTerm
  James George Lee-Steere Independent 1890–1897
 Ministerial1897–1903
  John Walter Ministerial1903–1904
  Charles Layman Independent1904–1905
 Ministerial1905–1911
  Liberal 1911–1914
  Francis Willmott Country 1914–1921
  John Henry Smith Independent 1921–1922
 Country1922–1923
 Country (MCP)1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1936
  Clarence Doust Independent1936–1939
 John Henry SmithNationalist1939–1943
  Ernest Hoar Labor1943–1950

Election results


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