Electoral district of Barwon
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||356,291.70 km2 (137,565.0 sq mi)|
Covering roughly 44% of the land mass of New South Wales, Barwon is by far the state's largest electoral district. It includes the local government areas of Bourke Shire, Brewarrina Shire, Narrabri Shire, Walgett Shire, Warrumbungle Shire, Coonamble Shire, Gilgandra Shire, Warren Shire, Bogan Shire, Lachlan Shire, Cobar Shire, Central Darling Shire, the City of Broken Hill as well as the large Unincorporated Far West Region surrounding Broken Hill.
Barwon was originally created in 1894, when it along with Moree, replaced Gwydir. In 1904, with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, Gwydir was recreated and Moree and Barwon were abolished. In 1927, with the breakup of the three-member Electoral district of Namoi, it was recreated.
Originally a marginal seat that traded hands between the Labor Party and the conservative parties, it has been in the hands of the National Party without interruption since 1950, and for most of that time has been reasonably safe for that party.
Members for Barwon
|First incarnation (1894–1904)|
|Second incarnation (1927–present)|
|Wal Murray||Country, National||1976–1995|
|Christian Democrats||Ian Hutchinson||1,192||2.5||+2.5|
|No Land Tax||Nella Lopreiato||646||1.4||+1.4|
|Total formal votes||47,711||96.6||−0.6|
- "Barwon". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
- State Electoral District of Barwon: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Barwon: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.