Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
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.
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, 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 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.
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.
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.
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Daniel Connor was a convict transported to Western Australia, who became one of the wealthiest men in the colony.
Timothy Francis Quinlan KSS was an Australian politician who represented the electorates of West Perth and Toodyay in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between 1890 and 1894, and 1897 and 1911, respectively. Quinlan was also Speaker of the Assembly for a period of time between 1905 and 1911.
Moore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.
Ignatius George Boyle was a politician from Western Australia, and represented the Avon district in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1935 until 1943.
Charles Edward Dempster was a politician in Western Australia, serving two terms in the Legislative Council—as the member for the seat of Toodyay from 1873 to 1874, and as one of the three East Province members from 1894 until 1907. A farmer and grazier by trade, he was also one of the first European explorers of the Esperance district as well as a councillor and chairman on the Toodyay and Northam Road Boards for many years.
This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1911 election and the 1914 election, together known as the Eighth Parliament. All members who sat as Liberals, apart from those returned at by-elections, were elected under the "Ministerial" designation at the 1911 election.
Whitford was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1977 to 1996.
Mundaring was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1974 to 1989.
This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1971 Western Australian state election, held on 20 February 1971.
James Moiler was an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, representing Toodyay from 1971 to 1974 and Mundaring from 1974 to 1977.
Toodyay Public Library is located on Stirling Terrace in Toodyay, Western Australia.
Toodyay was an electoral district of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1870 to 1890, during the period when the Legislative Council was the sole chamber of the Parliament of Western Australia.
Alfred Napoleon Piesse was an Australian politician who served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1911 to 1924, representing the seat of Toodyay. He joined the Country Party upon its formation in 1914, and served as state deputy leader from 1915 to 1921, initially under Francis Willmott and then under Tom Harrison.
Henry Harbottle Lukin was an Australian farmer and politician who was a member of the Legislative Council of Western Australia from 1899 until his death, representing East Province.
Lindsay Thorn was an Australian politician who was a Country Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1930 to 1959, representing the seat of Toodyay. He was a minister in the government of Sir Ross McLarty.
Elections were held in the Colony of Western Australia in June and July 1894 to elect 33 members to the Legislative Assembly. Less than half of the seats were contested and virtually all campaigns were fought on local issues, although a few candidates were endorsed by extraparliamentary organisations. The election presented no threat to the government of Sir John Forrest, but its aftermath saw the establishment of a credible opposition for the first time, led by George Randell.
John Lindsay was an Australian politician who served as a Country Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1924 to 1933. He was a minister in the government of Sir James Mitchell.