South Australia--House of Assembly
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.
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.
The second incarnation of the electorate was created by the Electoral 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 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.
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.
|Two members (1862-1902)|
|G. S. Kingston||1862-1880||George Young||1862-1865|
|H. E. Bright||1865-1875|
|Alfred Catt||1881-1884||J. H. Howe||1881-1884|
|E. W. Hawker||1884-1889||John Miller||1884-1885|
|John Darling Sr.||1885-1887|
|P. P. Gillen||1889-1896|
|E. W. Hawker||Defence League||1893-1896|
|W. P. Cummins||1896-1902||John Miller||1896-1902|
|Three members (1902-1915)|
|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|
|Two members (1915-1938)|
|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|
|Alexander Melrose||Liberal and Country||1938-1941|