Electoral district of Avon

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Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1911–20081
Namesake Avon River
Demographic Agricultural

Avon was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1911 to 2008. The name of the district was changed to Avon Valley in 1950, but reverted to its original name in 1962.

For most of its history, Avon was a Country Party (now Nationals) seat. However, at the 1974 state election, when it merged with the neighbouring safe Labor seat of Northam, Avon was held by Labor's Ken McIver until 1986, when it was won by the newly reunified Nationals. A boundary redistribution occasioned by electoral reforms in 1987 brought in more rural areas and ensured its continuing safety for the National Party.

Avon was abolished when the number of rural seats was reduced as a result of the one vote one value reforms. Almost all of its area moved into the new seat of Central Wheatbelt.


At the time of its abolition Avon was a rural electorate covering the eastern side of the Darling Scarp. Its main population centres included Northam, York, Beverley, Brookton, Pingelly, Boddington, Wandering, Popanyinning, Cuballing and Wickepin.


Avon (1911–1950)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Bath Labor 1911–1914
  Tom Harrison Country 1914–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Harry Griffiths Country (ECP) 1924
  Country 1924–1935
  Ignatius Boyle Country 1935–1943
  William Telfer Labor 1943–1947
  George Cornell Country 1947–1950
Avon Valley (1950–1962)
Member Party Term
  James Mann Liberal Country League 1950–1962
Avon (1962–2008)
Member Party Term
  Harry Gayfer Country 1962–1974
  Ken McIver Labor 1974–1986
  Max Trenorden National 1986–2008

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