Electoral district of Mitcham (South Australia)

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This article is about the historical South Australian state electorate. For the Victorian state electorate, see Electoral district of Mitcham (Victoria).
South AustraliaHouse of Assembly
State South Australia
Dates current 1938–1993
Namesake Mitcham, South Australia
Demographic Metropolitan
Coordinates 34°58′S 138°37′E / 34.967°S 138.617°E / -34.967; 138.617Coordinates: 34°58′S 138°37′E / 34.967°S 138.617°E / -34.967; 138.617

Mitcham was an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia from 1938 to 1993. The district was based in the south-eastern suburbs of Adelaide.

Mitcham was one of just three metropolitan seats (with Burnside and Torrens) won by the Liberal and Country League in 1965 and 1968.

Mitcham is the only single-member lower house seat in any Parliament in Australia to be won by the Australian Democrats.

Mitcham was superseded by Waite at the 1993 state election.


At the 1938 election, the polling places for the district of Mitcham were: Belair, Blackwood, Colonel Light Gardens, Cottonville, Eden Hills, Hawthorn, the Home for Incurables at Fullarton, Mitcham, Rosefield, Unley Park, Upper Sturt, Westbourne Park and West Mitcham.[1]

Members for Mitcham[edit]

Member Party Term
  Henry Dunks Liberal and Country 1938–1955
  Robin Millhouse Liberal and Country 1955–1973
  Liberal Movement 1973–1976
  New LM 1976–1977
  Democrats 1977–1982
  Heather Southcott Democrats 1982
  Stephen Baker Liberal 1982–1993

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Metropolitan Polling Places.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1931 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 17 March 1938. p. 15. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 

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