Electoral division of Cornwall

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The Electoral division of Cornwall was an electoral division in the Tasmanian Legislative Council of Australia. It was abolished in 1999 after the Legislative Council was reduced from 19 members to 15.

The former division was located on the western side of the Tamar River and central Launceston. Cornwall included Legana and the Launceston suburbs of Riverside and Trevallyn, South Launceston, East Launceston, Punchbowl and Sandhill.

Most of the electorate including Legana, Trevallyn, Riverside and Grinderwald were incorporated into the Division of Rosevears. However the central Launceston suburbs became part of Paterson. At the time of its abolition, Cornwall had 18,481 enrolled voters. Of these, 8,837 were transferred to Paterson and 10,281 were transferred Rosevears.

The last member of Cornwall was Ray Bailey.


Member Party Period
  William Robinson Independent 1946–1948
  Margaret McIntyre Independent 1948
  Ernest Record Independent 1948–1954
  John Orchard Liberal 1954–1961
  Geoffrey Foot Independent 1961–1972
  Frank King Independent 1972–1978
  Mac Le Fevre Independent 1978–1984
  Robin McKendrick Independent 1984–1990
  Ray Bailey Independent 1990–1999


After 1999 Ray Bailey was made member for Rosevears, he retired in 2002.

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