Electoral district of Ashfield

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Ashfield was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, first created in 1894 with the abolition of multi-member electoral districts from part of Canterbury, and named after the Sydney suburb of Ashfield. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into Western Suburbs. It was recreated in 1927 and, in 1959, it was partly combined with Croydon and renamed Ashfield-Croydon. In 1968, Ashfield-Croydon was replaced by Ashfield, which was abolished again in 1999.

Members for Ashfield[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Bavister Labor 1894–1898
  Bernhard Wise Protectionist 1898–1900
  Frederick Winchcombe Free Trade 1900–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1905
  William Robson Liberal Reform 1905–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927–1959)
Member Party Term
  Milton Jarvie Nationalist 1927–1931
  United Australia 1931–1935
  Independent 1935–1935
  Athol Richardson United Australia 1935–1945
  Liberal 1945–1952
  Jack Richardson Labor 1952–1953
  Richard Murden Liberal 1953–1959
Third incarnation (1968–1999)
Member Party Term
  David Hunter Liberal 1968–1976
  Paul Whelan Labor 1976–1999