Electoral district of South Murchison

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Central Murchison
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1897–1901
Namesake Murchison region

South Murchison was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1897 to 1901.

The district was located in the Western Australian outback. It existed for just one term of parliament, and was created due to the large temporary population brought to the area by the brief Murchison gold rush. Its only member was Cornthwaite Rason, a Ministerial politician. When the district was abolished ahead of the 1901 state election, Rason instead won election to the seat of Guildford, closer to Perth. Rason would later become Premier of Western Australia.

Members for South Murchison[edit]

Member Party Term
  Cornthwaite Rason Ministerial 1897–1901


  • Black, David and Mandy, John (eds) (2002). The Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook (Twentieth edition) (revised). Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia: Parliament of Western Australia.