Electoral district of Monaro
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||20,479.02 km2 (7,907.0 sq mi)|
Monaro is a regional district in the south of the state. It encompasses the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Its significant population centres include Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood, Cooma, Bombala, Captains Flat, Nimmitabel, Bredbo, Michelago, Berridale, Jindabyne and Adaminaby.
The electorate was created in 1856 for the First Parliament under the name Maneroo, derived from an Aboriginal name for the area, now spelt Monaro. It was renamed Monaro for the second Parliament in February 1858. It elected two members between 1880 and 1894. In 1894, single-member electorates were introduced statewide and part of the electorate, (including Bombala), was absorbed into Eden-Bombala. In 1913, it absorbed much of the Electoral district of Queanbeyan, including Queanbeyan, which is its major city. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Goulburn, along with Bega. It was recreated in 1927.
Members for Monaro
|First incarnation (1858–1880, 1 member)|
|(1880–1894, 2 members)|
|Henry Badgery||None||1880–1885||Robert Tooth||None||1880–1884|
|Henry Dawson||None||1885–1887||Harold Stephen||None||1885–1887|
|Protectionist||1887–1894||Thomas O'Mara||Independent Protectionist||1887–1889|
|(1894–1920, 1 member)|
|Second incarnation (1927–present, 1 member)|
|No Land Tax||Leslie Dinham||691||1.5||+1.5|
|Christian Democrats||Joy Horton||613||1.3||−0.0|
|Total formal votes||46,203||97.4||+0.2|
- "Monaro". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
- State Electoral District of Monaro: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Monaro: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.