Members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly, 1906–1909

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This is a list of members of the House of Assembly of the Australian state of Tasmania between the 29 March 1906 election and the 30 April 1909 election.

This proved to be the last term of single-member representation, which had served the House for over half a century since its first elections in September 1856. In 1907, a redistribution adopted the five federal electorates which had been created for Tasmania, and used the Hare-Clark proportional representation system to elect six members to each of the seats. The changes became effective at the 1909 election.

The 1906 election resulted in three more Labor members being elected—although one was replacing Labor-turned-Independent member William Lamerton. As most of the retiring or defeated members were Independents, this had little impact on the party balance and enabled John Evans to continue as Premier of Tasmania throughout the term.

Name Party Party
District Years in office
Charles Allen Liberal Anti-Socialist Westbury 1903–1909
William Bennett Ministerial Anti-Socialist Cambria 1889–1893; 1903–1909
Jonathan Best Independent Anti-Socialist Deloraine 1894–1897; 1899–1912; 1913
Stafford Bird Ministerial Anti-Socialist South Hobart 1882–1903; 1904–1909
Julian Brown[1] Independent New Norfolk 1903–1906
William Brownell Ministerial Franklin 1903–1909
George Burns[2] Labor Labor Queenstown 1903–1906
Edward Crowther Ministerial Anti-Socialist Queenborough 1878–1912
John Davies Independent Anti-Socialist Fingal 1884–1913
John Earle Labor Labor Waratah 1906–1917
John Evans Ministerial Anti-Socialist Kingborough 1897–1937
Alexander Hean Ministerial Anti-Socialist Sorell 1903–1913; 1916–1925
Thomas Hodgman Ministerial Anti-Socialist Monmouth 1900–1912
John Hope Ministerial Anti-Socialist Kentish 1900–1911
Charles Howroyd Labor Labor North Launceston 1906–1917
William Jarvis Liberal Liberal Democrat East Hobart 1906–1909
Jens Jensen Labor Labor George Town 1903–1910; 1922–1925;
George Leatham[1] Ministerial Anti-Socialist New Norfolk 1891–1903; 1906–1909
James Long Labor Labor Lyell 1903–1910
Sir John McCall Liberal Liberal Democrat West Devon 1888–1893; 1901–1909
Charles Mackenzie Ministerial Anti-Socialist Wellington 1886–1909
Richard McKenzie Ministerial Anti-Socialist North Esk 1906–1913
Charles Metz Ind Labor/Liberal Liberal Democrat West Launceston 1906–1909
George Moore Liberal Liberal Democrat West Hobart 1903–1909
Henry Murray Liberal Anti-Socialist Latrobe 1891–1900; 1902–1909
Herbert Nicholls Liberal Liberal Democrat Central Hobart 1900–1909
James Ogden Labor Labor Zeehan 1906–1922
Christopher O'Reilly Ministerial Ringarooma 1871–1882; 1906–1909
Herbert Payne Liberal Anti-Socialist Burnie 1903–1920
Frederick Rattle Ministerial Anti-Socialist Glenorchy 1903–1912
Robert Sadler Liberal Liberal Democrat Central Launceston 1900–1912; 1913–1922
Charles Stewart Ministerial Anti-Socialist East Launceston 1903–1909
Don Urquhart Liberal Anti-Socialist Devonport 1894–1903; 1906–1909
Benjamin Watkins[2] Labor Labor Queenstown 1906–1917; 1919–1922;
John Wood Ministerial Cumberland 1903–1909
Walter Woods Labor Labor North Hobart 1906–1917; 1925–1931
Alfred Youl Ministerial Longford 1903–1909


1 In May 1906, the Independent member for New Norfolk, Julian Brown, resigned. He was defeated by former Ministerial member George Leatham at the resulting by-election on 25 June 1906.
2 On 1 November 1906, the Labor member for Queenstown, George Mason Burns, resigned. Labor candidate Benjamin Watkins was elected unopposed on 19 November 1906. At 22, he was the youngest member of the Parliament.