Electoral District of Stanley (South Australia)
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Electoral District of Stanley South Australia

Stanley
South Australia--House of Assembly
StateSouth Australia
Created1862
Abolished1956
DemographicRural

Stanley was an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia.[1]

First incarnation

The first incarnation of the Electoral district of Stanley was created in 1851 to elect a single member to the unicameral South Australian Legislative Council. The seat was abolished in 1857, with William Younghusband having being the sole member for the duration.[1]

Created by the state's Legislative Council Act of 1851, the extent was formally defined as the entirety of the cadastral County of Gawler (excluding the township of Gawler) and County of Stanley as well as a huge swathe of sparsely-settled land to the north, but excluding all of the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas.[2]

Second incarnation

The second incarnation of the electorate was created by the Electoral Act (No. 20) of the South Australian parliament in 1861[3] but it was not until the state election of 1862 election that candidates were first elected to represent Stanley. The extent was formally defined as the entirety of the cadastral counties of Gawler and Stanley, the latter being the source of the district name. Thus, at its creation, the electorate stretched from Gulf St Vincent and the Hummocks on the west from Port Gawler up to Redhill, spanning the Adelaide Plains and Mid North to the cadastral counties boundary line in the east - roughly a line passing from Gawler through Stockport and Mintaro to Booborowie.

In the ten years from 1862, the chief polling place was listed as Clare, with subsidiary polling places at Auburn, Mudla Wirra (Gawler), and Baker's Springs (Rhynie).[3]

The Electoral Districts Act (No. 27) in 1872 dramatically changed the boundaries of the district, with the new electoral district of Wooroora being created largely by the excision of Stanley's southernmost half, and the new north western borders for Stanley being significantly extended to include Port Pirie and Port Broughton.[4]

Townships served by the seat of Stanley from 1875 included Port Pirie, Crystal Brook, Clare, Snowtown and Port Broughton.[5][4]

Members

Two members (1862-1902)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  G. S. Kingston 1862-1880   George Young 1862-1865
  H. E. Bright 1865-1875
  Charles Mann 1875-1881
  Alfred Catt 1881-1884   J. H. Howe 1881-1884
  E. W. Hawker 1884-1889   John Miller 1884-1885
  John Darling Sr. 1885-1887
  Charles Kimber 1887-1890
  P. P. Gillen 1889-1896
  John Miller 1890-1893
  E. W. Hawker Defence League 1893-1896
  W. P. Cummins 1896-1902   John Miller 1896-1902
Three members (1902-1915)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  W. P. Cummins National League 1902-1906   Alfred Catt 1902-1904   F. W. Young National League 1902-1905
  Farmers and Producers 1904-1906   Clarence Goode Labor 1905-1915
  Liberal and Democratic 1906-1907   Harry Jackson Labor 1906-1915
  K. W. Duncan Farmers and Producers 1907-1910
  William Cole Labor 1910-1915
Two members (1915-1938)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Robert Nicholls Liberal Union 1915-1923   Henry Barwell Liberal Union 1915-1923
  Liberal Federation 1923-1932   Liberal Federation 1923-1925
  John Lyons Liberal Federation 1925-1932
  Liberal and Country 1932-1938   Liberal and Country 1932-1938
Single-member (1938-1956)
Member Party Term
  Alexander Melrose Liberal and Country 1938-1941
  Percy Quirke Labor 1941-1956

References

  1. ^ a b "Statistical Record of the Legislature 1836 to 2009" (PDF). Parliament of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 March 2019. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Legislative Council Act (No 1 of 14 and 15 Vic, 1851)". South Australia Numbered Acts. Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1851. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Electoral Districts Act (No 20 of 24 and 25 Vic, 1861)". South Australia Numbered Acts. Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1861. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Electoral Districts Act (No 27 of 35 and 36 Vic, 1872)". South Australia Numbered Acts. Australasian Legal Information Institute. 1872. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Parliamentary electorates, Chronicle, 5 April 1902: Trove

External links

Coordinates: 33°11?9?S 138°1?1?E / 33.18583°S 138.01694°E / -33.18583; 138.01694


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