Electoral district of Yilgarn-Dundas

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Yilgarn-Dundas
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1977–1983
Namesake Yilgarn; Shire of Dundas

Yilgarn-Dundas was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1977 to 1983.

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 located in the Goldfields-Esperance region, and was based in Boulder and took in some Kalgoorlie suburbs, while extending west to Coolgardie and Southern Cross, and south to Kambalda and Norseman.

Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia

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Boulder, Western Australia Suburb of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

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Coolgardie, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

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It existed for just two terms of parliament, and was represented in that time by Labor member Julian Grill. Following the abolition of Yilgarn-Dundas at the 1983 state election, Grill became the member for Esperance-Dundas.

Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch) Western Australian state branch of the Australian Labor Party

The Australian Labor Party , commonly known as WA Labor, is the Western Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party. It is the current governing party of Western Australia since winning the 2017 election under Mark McGowan.

Julian Fletcher Grill is an Australian former politician. Grill was a member of the Parliament of Western Australia between 1977 and 2001.

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 19 February 1983 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and 18 members to the 34-seat Legislative Council.

Members for Yilgarn-Dundas

MemberPartyTerm
  Julian Grill Labor 1977–1983


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