Electoral district of Roebourne

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Roebourne
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–1950
Demographic Pilbara

The Electoral district of Roebourne was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. It was named for the town of Roebourne and was created in 1890, being one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election.

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 Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.

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The seat was abolished in the 1948 redistribution under the Electoral Districts Act 1947, and was absorbed into the seat of Pilbara. Its final member, Aloysius Rodoreda, transferred successfully to the Pilbara seat at the election.

Electoral district of Pilbara state electoral district of Western Australia

The Electoral district of Pilbara is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Pilbara is named for the region of Western Australia in which it is located. It is one of the oldest electorates in Western Australia, with its first member having been elected to the Second Parliament of the Legislative Assembly at the 1894 elections.

Aloysius Joseph "Loy" Rodoreda was an Australian politician who was the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1953 to 1956. A member of the Labor Party, he sat in parliament from 1933 to his death in 1958, first representing Roebourne and then Pilbara, both located in the state's North-West.

Members for Roebourne

MemberPartyTerm
  George Leake Non-aligned1890
  Horace Sholl Ministerial1891–1901
  John Sydney Hicks Ministerial1901–1908
  Henry Osborn Ministerial1908–1911
  Joseph Gardiner Labor 1911–1915
  William Butcher Liberal 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917
  Frederick Teesdale Nationalist1917–1932
  John Church Nationalist1932–1933
  Aloysius Rodoreda Labor1933–1950

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