Electoral district of Waratah (New South Wales)

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Waratah was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales first created in 1894 with the abolition of multi-member districts from part of the electoral district of Newcastle. It was abolished in 1913 and recreated in 1930, replacing parts of Kahibah and Wallsend. It was abolished again in 1999.[1]

Members for Waratah[edit]

First incarnation (1894—1913)
Member Party Term
  Arthur Griffith Labour 1894–1903
  Matthew Charlton Labour 1903–1904
  John Estell Labour 1904–1913
Second incarnation (1930—1999)
Member Party Term
  Robert Cameron Labor 1930–1956
  Frank Purdue Independent 1956–1962
  Edward Greaves Labor 1962–1964
  Frank Purdue Independent 1964–1965
  Sam Jones Labor 1965–1984
  John Price Labor 1984–1999


  1. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-10.