The district was created on 20 October 1916 and was defined in the Government Gazette:
Bounded by lines starting from a point situate South from the summit of Mt. Luck and East from survey mark B. 82 at Brickey's Soak, and extending South to a point due East of survey mark R. 3; thence East to a point South of a point 20 miles East of the South-East corner of East Location 12; thence South to the Trans-Australian Railway Line, thence Eastward along said Railway line to the 300-mile mark; thence North to a point due East of the aforesaid survey mark B. 82, and thence West to the starting point.