Electoral district of West Hobart

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West Hobart
TasmaniaHouse of Assembly
State Tasmania
Dates current 1871–1897, 1903–1909
Demographic Urban

The Electoral district of West Hobart, sometimes referred to as Hobart West, was an electoral district of the Tasmanian House of Assembly. It was based in Tasmania's capital city, Hobart.

The seat was created as a single-member seat ahead of the 1871 state election following the dissolution of the multi-member Hobart Town seat. In 1886, it became a two-member seat, and at the 1897 election, it was abolished when the seat of Hobart was created under a trial of the Hare-Clark model.

The seat was then recreated as a single-member seat at the 1903 state election and was abolished when the Tasmanian parliament adopted the Hare-Clark electoral model for the entire state in 1909.

Members for West Hobart[edit]

First incarnation: 1871–1897
Member Term
John Balfe 1871–1872
James Gray 1872–1877
John Balfe 1877–1880
William Burgess 1881–1891 Two members: 1886–1897
George Fitzgerald 1886–1891
George Hiddlestone 1891–1897 Edward Mulcahy 1891–1897


Second incarnation: 1903–1909
Member Party Term
  George Moore Opposition 1903–1909

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