Electoral district of Wangaratta

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The Electoral district of Wangaratta was an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.[1] It was created in the redistribution of 1904,[2] the Electoral district of Wangaratta and Rutherglen being abolished.[2]

The district of Wangaratta was defined in the Electoral District Boundaries Act 1903,[3] parts of the boundary included: "the junction of the Indigo Creek with the Murray River ... north boundary of the parish of Chiltern ... the Ovens River; thence south easterly by that river to the west boundary of the parish of Whorouly; ... the south boundaries of the parishes of Whorouly and Myrtleford to the Buffalo River; thence southerly by that river to Mount Howitt; thence north-westerly by a direct line to a point on the west branch of the King River ... the boundary of the township of Glenrowen [sic]..."[2]

Wangaratta was abolished in the redistribution of 1927, a new Electoral district of Wangaratta and Ovens was created at that time. John Bowser represented Wangaratta and Ovens from July 1927,[1] retiring from parliament in 1929.[4]

Members of Wangaratta[edit]

John Bowser was member for Wangaratta and Rutherglen until the 1904 election.

Member Party Term
  Sir John Bowser Unaligned June 1904 – March 1927

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Re-Member (Former Members)". State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Electoral Districts Boundaries Act 1903". Retrieved 13 June 2013.
  3. ^ "THE ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES". Bendigo Advertiser. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 19 October 1903. p. 6. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. ^ "SIR JOHN BOWSER". Wodonga and Towong Sentinel. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 26 April 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 12 February 2015.

Coordinates: 36°21′S 146°20′E / 36.350°S 146.333°E / -36.350; 146.333