Electoral district of Goldfields West

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Goldfields West was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales from 1859 to 1880, including the goldfields within a number of western electorates. Rolls were not kept for Gold Fields seats, voters being able to establish their right to vote by presenting either a mining licence or business licence in a proclaimed gold field that had been held for at least six months. Voters could also appear on the roll for general districts, but were prevented from voting in both their resident general district and the overlaying Gold Fields district.[1]

Members for Goldfields West[edit]

Member Party Period
  Robert Wisdom None 1859–1864
  Stephen Donnelly None 1864–1866
  George Thornton None 1867–1868
  Walter Church None 1869–1872
  David Buchanan None 1872–1877
  Hugo Louis Beyers None 1877–1880

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Clune, David; Antony Green and Michael Hogan (eds) (2007). The Electoral Atlas of New South Wales. New South Wales Department of Lands. ISBN 0-9752354-2-7.