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Electoral district of Barwon

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State  New South Wales
Member of parliament  Kevin Humphries
Dates current  1894–1904 1927–present
Namesake  Barwon River
Electoral district of Barwon
Area  356,291.70 km (137,565.0 sq mi)
Party  National Party of Australia

Barwon is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Kevin Humphries of The Nationals.

Covering roughly 44% of the land mass of New South Wales, Barwon is by far the state's largest electoral district. It includes the local government areas of Bourke Shire, Brewarrina Shire, Narrabri Shire, Walgett Shire, Warrumbungle Shire, Coonamble Shire, Gilgandra Shire, Warren Shire, Bogan Shire, Lachlan Shire, Cobar Shire, Central Darling Shire, the City of Broken Hill as well as the large Unincorporated Far West Region surrounding Broken Hill.

History

Barwon was originally created in 1894, when it along with Moree, replaced Gwydir. In 1904, with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, Gwydir was recreated and Moree and Barwon were abolished. In 1927, with the breakup of the three-member Electoral district of Namoi, it was recreated.

Originally a marginal seat that traded hands between the Australian Labor Party and the conservative parties, it has been in the hands of the National Party of Australia without interruption since 1950, and for most of that time has been reasonably safe for that party.

References

Electoral district of Barwon Wikipedia


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