Electoral district of Merthyr

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QueenslandLegislative Assembly
State Queensland
Dates current 1912–1992
Namesake Merthyr

Merthyr was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Queensland from 1912 to 1992.

First created for the 1912 state election, the district was based in inner Brisbane centred on the suburb of New Farm, covering areas that previously belonged to the district of Fortitude Valley.

Merthyr was abolished by the 1991 redistribution, taking effect at the 1992 state election. Most of its territory was absorbed into the electorate of Brisbane Central with parts also added to the new district of Clayfield.

Members for Merthyr[edit]

Member Party Term
  Thomas Welsby Ministerialist 1912–1915
  Peter McLachlan Labor 1915–1920
  Peter MacGregor Nationalist 1920–1923
  Peter McLachlan Labor 1923–1929
  Patrick Kerwin Country and Progressive National 1929–1932
  James Keogh Labor 1932–1940
  William Moore Labor 1940–1957
  Queensland Labor 1957
  Sam Ramsden Liberal 1957–1971
  Don Lane Liberal 1971–1983
  National 1983–1989
  Santo Santoro Liberal 1989–1992

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