Electoral district of Toodyay

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Toodyay
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–1977
Namesake Toodyay

Toodyay was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1977.

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 based on the town of Toodyay lying to the north-east of Perth. It was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election.

Toodyay, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Toodyay, known as Newcastle between 1860 and 1910, is a town on the Avon River in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 85 kilometres (53 mi) north-east of Perth on Ballardong Nyoongar land. The first European settlement occurred in the area in 1836. After flooding in the 1850s, the townsite was moved to its current location in the 1860s. It is connected by railway and road to Perth. During the 1860s, it was home to bushranger Moondyne Joe.

Perth City in Western Australia

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.

1890 Western Australian colonial election

Elections were held in the Colony of Western Australia in December 1890 to elect 30 members to the Legislative Assembly. They were the first elections to be held for the Legislative Assembly, which had been created earlier in the year by a new constitution that granted Western Australia responsible self-government.

The district was abolished at the 1977 election. Its last member, Mick Nanovich of the Liberal Party, went on to become the member for Whitford.

1977 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 19 February 1977 to elect all 55 members to the Legislative Assembly and 17 members to the 32-seat Legislative Council. The Liberal-National Country coalition government, led by Premier Sir Charles Court, won a second term in office against the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Colin Jamieson.

Michael Nanovich was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1974 to 1983, representing the seats of Toodyay and Whitford.

The Liberal Party of Australia is the division of the Liberal Party of Australia in Western Australia. Formed in 1945, the party has held power for five separate periods in coalition with the National Party. The party has been in opposition in the state since the 2017 election.

Members

MemberPartyTerm
  Barnard Clarkson Non-aligned1890–1897
  Timothy Quinlan Ministerial1897–1911
  Alfred Piesse Liberal 1911–1914
  Country 1914–1923
 Country (MCP)1923–1924
  John Lindsay Country (ECP)1924
 Country1924–1930
  Lindsay Thorn Country1930–1959
  James Craig Country1959–1971
  James Moiler Labor 1971–1974
  Mick Nanovich Liberal 1974–1977


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