Electoral District of East Adelaide
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Electoral District of East Adelaide

East Adelaide
South Australia--House of Assembly
StateSouth Australia
Created1862
Abolished1902
NamesakeEast Adelaide
DemographicMetropolitan

East Adelaide was an electoral district of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1851 to 1857 and an electoral district of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1862 to 1902.[1]

First incarnation

East Adelaide was a seat of the unicameral South Australian Legislative Council from 1851 until that council's abolition in 1857. Francis Stacker Dutton was the elected member for the duration.[1]

Second incarnation

The lower house electoral district was created when the Electoral district of City of Adelaide was abolished in 1862 and East Adelaide and Electoral district of West Adelaide created. The district of Adelaide was ultimately recreated in 1902 by the recombination of East Adelaide and West Adelaide.

The electorate was created by the Electoral Districts Act (No. 20) of the South Australian parliament in 1861 but it was not until the state election of 1862 election that candidates were first elected to represent East Adelaide.[2] The electorate at its creation included all of the City of Adelaide (South Adelaide, North Adelaide and the Adelaide parklands) east of the centres of King William Street, Poole street, John Street and O'Connell Street.

In 1872 the area of the electorate shrunk when the Electoral district of North Adelaide was created by excising those parts of East and West Adelaide south of the River Torrens.[3]

Successful 1891 Wallaroo by-election candidate Richard Hooper was the first Labor member of the House of Assembly, but was not a member of the newly formed United Labor Party (ULP), instead serving as an Independent Labor member. The 1892 East Adelaide by-election saw ULP candidate John McPherson win the seat. It was the first time the ULP had won a seat in the House of Assembly, with electoral success to be followed at the 1893 colonial election, winning 10 of 54 seats and the balance of power, allowing the ULP to support the liberal opposition led by Charles Kingston in defeating the conservative government led by John Downer.

Members

Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Bakewell 1862-1864   Philip Santo 1862-1868
  Thomas Reynolds 1864-1870
    Robert Cottrell 1868-1875
  David Murray 1870-1871  
  John Cox Bray 1871-1892  
  William Kay 1875-1878
  George Fowler 1878-1881
  Thomas Johnson 1881-1884
  George Dutton Green 1884-1886
  Theodor Scherk 1886-1902
  John McPherson Labor 1892-1897  
  James Hutchison Labor 1898-1902  

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Electoral Act (No 20 of 24 and 25 Vic, 1861)". South Australia Numbered Acts. Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1861. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Electoral Districts Act (No 27 of 35 and 36 Vic, 1872)". South Australia Numbered Acts. Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1872. Retrieved 2018.

Coordinates: 34°56?S 138°35?E / 34.933°S 138.583°E / -34.933; 138.583


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