The district was located in the Western Australian outback. It existed for just two terms of parliament, but had three members and staged two by-elections in that time. Its first member was Henry Kenny, who died two years into his term in May 1899. The subsequent by-election saw Frederick Moorhead elected to fill the vacancy. Moorhead retained the seat at the 1901 state election but afterward resigned his seat after being appointed minister, as was the convention at the time. Moorhead was defeated in the ensuing by-election by Labor candidate John Holman. When the district was abolished ahead of the 1904 state election, Holman instead won election to the seat of Murchison.