Electoral district of North Murchison

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North Murchison
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1897–1904
Namesake Murchison region

North Murchison was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1897 to 1904.

The district was located in the Western Australian outback. It existed for just two terms of parliament, but had three members and staged two by-elections in that time. Its first member was Henry Kenny, who died two years into his term in May 1899. The subsequent by-election saw Frederick Moorhead elected to fill the vacancy. Moorhead retained the seat at the 1901 state election but afterward resigned his seat after being appointed minister, as was the convention at the time. Moorhead was defeated in the ensuing by-election by Labor candidate John Holman. When the district was abolished ahead of the 1904 state election, Holman instead won election to the seat of Murchison.

Members for North Murchison[edit]

Member Party Term
  Henry Kenny Opposition 1897–1899
  Frederick Moorhead Ministerial 1899–1901
  John Holman Labour 1901–1904