Electoral district of Barwon

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For district in Victoria, see Electoral district of Barwon (Victoria).
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Barwon NSW State Electoral District.png
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1894–1904, 1927–present
MP Kevin Humphries
Party National Party of Australia
Electors 43,779 (2011)
Area 221,570 km2 (85,548.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

Barwon is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Kevin Humphries of the National Party of Australia.

The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 48,049 electors on 29 April 2007.[1]

At the 2007 election it encompassed Warrumbungle Shire (including Coonabarabran, Binnaway, Coolah, Dunedoo and Mendooran), almost all of Narrabri Shire (including Narrabri and Wee Waa), Moree Plains Shire (including Moree), Gilgandra Shire, Coonamble Shire, Walgett Shire, Brewarrina Shire, Bourke Shire, Cobar Shire, Bogan Shire, Warren Shire, some of Narromine Shire (including Trangie) and almost all of Lachlan Shire (including Condobolin).[2]


Barwon was originally created in 1894, when it along with Moree, replaced Gwydir. In 1904, with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, Gwydir was recreated and Moree and Barwon were abolished. In 1927, with the breakup of the three-member Electoral district of Namoi, it was recreated.

Members for Barwon[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904)
Member Party Term
  William Willis Protectionist 1894–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  Walter Wearne Nationalist 1927–1930
  Bill Ratcliffe Labor 1930–1932
  Ben Wade Country 1932–1940
  Roy Heferen Labor 1940–1950
  Geoff Crawford Country 1950–1976
  Wal Murray Country, National 1976–1995
  Ian Slack-Smith National 1995–2007
  Kevin Humphries National 2007–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Barwon[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Kevin Humphries 30,949 79.1 +34.8
Labor Patrick Massarani 6,276 16.0 -3.4
Greens Ian George 1,882 4.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 39,107 97.8 0.0
Informal votes 876 2.2 0.0
Turnout 39,983 91.3 +0.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Kevin Humphries 31,349 82.0 +26.0
Labor Patrick Massarani 6,883 18.0 +18.0
National hold Swing +26.0


  1. ^ "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Barwon". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  3. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011.