Electoral district of MacKillop

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MacKillop
South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
Map of South Australia with electoral district of MacKillop highlighted
Electoral district of MacKillop (green) in South Australia
State South Australia
Created 1857 (as Victoria)
MP Mitch Williams
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Namesake Mary MacKillop
Electors 23,565 (2014)
Area 24,981 km2 (9,645.2 sq mi)
Demographic Rural
Coordinates 36°39′S 139°55′E / 36.650°S 139.917°E / -36.650; 139.917Coordinates: 36°39′S 139°55′E / 36.650°S 139.917°E / -36.650; 139.917

MacKillop (originally created as Victoria, and renamed Victoria and Albert with the redistribution which applied from 1902 to 1915) is an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. Named in 1991 after Mary MacKillop (later to become the first Australian to be canonised as a Roman Catholic saint), who served the local area, it is a 24,981 km² rural electorate in the south-east of the state, stretching from the mouth of the Murray River southwards, but excluding the far-southern point of the state, which includes Mount Gambier. It contains the Kingston District Council, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, District Council of Robe, Tatiara District Council, Wattle Range Council, as well as parts of The Coorong District Council. The main population centres are Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Meningie, Millicent, Naracoorte, Penola and Robe.

The district was renamed MacKillop for the 1993 state election, replacing the original name of Victoria,[1] where it was won easily for the Liberals by Dale Baker, who was a former parliamentary state leader of the Liberal party and state minister. However at the 1997 state election, it was captured by an Independent Liberal, Mitch Williams, who returned to the Liberal Party before the 2002 state election.

History[edit]

The electoral district of Victoria was first created in 1851 in the part-nominated, part-elected South Australian Legislative Council.[2]

Members for Victoria and MacKillop[edit]

South Australian Legislative Council
District of Victoria
Member Term
John Hart Jul 1851 – Jul 1853
John Hart Jul 1854 – Feb 1857

Victoria then became an electorate of the House of Assembly, two members from 1862.[2]

South Australian House of Assembly
District of Victoria
Member 1 Term
Robert Leake Feb 1857 – Dec 1857
George Hawker Jan 1858 – Feb 1865 Member 2 Term
Randolph Isham Stow Nov 1862 – Feb 1865
Adam Lindsay Gordon Mar 1865 – Nov 1866 John Riddoch Mar 1865 – Apr 1870
James Umpherston Dec 1866 – May 1868
Henry Kent Hughes May 1868 – Apr 1870
James Laurie Apr 1870 – Dec 1871 William Paltridge Apr 1870 – Jul 1871
Neville Blyth Aug 1871 – Dec 1871
John Riddoch Dec 1871 – Apr 1873 Edwin Henry Derrington Dec 1871 – May 1873
James Laurie May 1873 – Feb 1875 Thomas Wylde Boothby Jun 1873 – Feb 1875
George Hawker Feb 1875 – May 1883 John Ingleby Feb 1875 – Apr 1877
Lavington Glyde May 1877 – Apr 1884
William Whinham Jun 1883 – Apr 1884
Friedrich Krichauff Apr 1884 – Apr 1890 John Bagot Apr 1884 – Apr 1887
Daniel Livingston Apr 1887 – Sep 1888
James Cock Apr 1890 – Apr 1899 John Osman Nov 1888 – Apr 1893
George Riddoch Apr 1893 – Apr 1896
John Livingston Apr 1899 – May 1902 James Toulmin Morris Apr 1896 – May 1902
District of Victoria and Albert 1902 to 1915 (three members)[2]
Member 1 Term Member 2 Term Member 3 Term
John Livingston May 1902 – Nov 1906 Archibald Peake May 1902 – Mar 1915 Andrew Handyside May 1902 – May 1904 (died)
William Senior Jun 1904 – Feb 1912
Donald Campbell Nov 1906 – Feb 1912
George Bodey Feb 1912 – Mar 1915 William Angus Feb 1912 – Mar 1915
District of Victoria from 1915 to 1993 (two members until 1938)
Member 1 Term Member 2 Term
Peter Reidy Mar 1915 – Jan 1932 Clarence Goode Mar 1915 – Apr 1918
Vernon Petherick Apr 1918 – Apr 1924
Eric Shepherd Apr 1924 – Apr 1933
Vernon Petherick Mar 1932 – Mar 1938 Ronald Hunt Apr 1933 – Mar 1938
Clement Smith Mar 1938 – Mar 1941
single member from 1938
Vernon Petherick Mar 1941 – Aug 1945
Jim Corcoran Sep 1945 – Mar 1947
Roy McLachlan Mar 1947 – Mar 1953
Jim Corcoran Mar 1953 – Mar 1956
Leslie Harding Mar 1956 – Mar 1965
  Allan Rodda LCL Mar 1965 –        1973
  Lib.        1973 – Dec 1985
  Dale Baker Lib. Dec 1985 – Oct 1997 district known as Victoria up to Dec 1993
  Mitch Williams Ind. Oct 1997 –        1999 district known as MacKillop from Dec 1993
  Lib.        1999 – present

Election results[edit]

South Australian state election, 2014: MacKillop[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mitch Williams 13,803 65.1 +5.0
Labor Terry Soulmatis 3,099 14.6 +2.1
Family First Bill Pomery 1,602 7.5 +1.7
Independent Steve Davies 1,503 7.1 +7.1
Greens Donella Peters 1,212 5.7 +2.3
Total formal votes 21,219 97.1 −0.2
Informal votes 638 2.9 +0.2
Turnout 21,857 92.8 −0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mitch Williams 16,280 76.7 +2.0
Labor Terry Soulmatis 4,939 23.3 −2.0
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "MacKillop". 2010 South Australian Election. abc.net.au. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Statistical Record of the Legislature, 1836 - 2007". Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 20 June 2013. 
  3. ^ 2014 State Election Results – MacKillop, ECSA.
  4. ^ 2014 State Election Results – MacKillop, ABC.

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