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Kalgoorlie Electorate Profile

2013 Election Result:



Results by Polling Place, Two Candidate Preferred etc.

2013 Election Analysis:

Electorate Profile from Census Statistics:
These Basic Community Profiles (BCP) provide tables containing key census characteristics of persons, families and dwellings for this state election district. The information was collected from the 1996, 2001, 2007 and 2011 Census of Population and Housing.
Current
Unemployment
Successive Members of Parliament for the District
Constituency created under Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899
NamePartyTerm

William Dartnell Johnson

Australian Labor Party

1901 - 1905

Norbert Keenan

Independent Ministerialist

1905-1911

Albert Ernest Green

Australian Labor Party

1911 - 1914

George McLeod

Australian Labor Party

Feb
b-Oct 1914

Albert Ernest Green

Australian Labor Party

1914 - 1921

John Boyland

Independent Nationalist

1921 - 1923

James Cunningham

Australian Labor Party

1923
b - 1936

Herbert Henry Styants

Australian Labor Party

1936 - 1956

Thomas Daniel Evans

Australian Labor Party

1956 - 1980

Edward Thomas Evans

Australian Labor Party

1980 - 1981

Ian Frederick Taylor

Australian Labor Party

1981
b - 1996

Megan Irene Anwyl

Australian Labor Party

1996
b - 2001

Matthew (Matt) John Birney

Liberal

2001 - 2008

John Bowler

Independent

2008 - 2013
Wendy Maxine DuncanNational Party2013 -


Source:
Black, David & Valerie Prescott. Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996.
Perth, W.A. : Parliament of Western Australia and the Western Australian Electoral Commission, 1997.

By-elections for the District
DateNotes

1914

Resignation of Albert Ernest
Green, 8 December 1913. George McLeod elected.

1923

Death of John
Boyland, 14 December 1922.
James Cunningham elected.

1981

Death of Edward Thomas
Evans, 30 April 1981.
Ian Frederick Taylor elected.

1996

Resignation of Ian Frederick
Taylor, 4 February 1996.
Megan Irene Anwyl elected.


Source:
Black, David & Valerie Prescott. Election Statistics: Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996.


Schools in the Kalgoorlie Electorate

Government:
LAVERTON SCHOOL
MOUNT MARGARET REM COM SCHOOL
EAST KALGOORLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
KALGOORLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
NORTH KALGOORLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
SOUTH KALGOORLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
MENZIES REM COM SCHOOL
LEINSTER PRIMARY SCHOOL
EASTERN GOLDFIELDS ES CTRE
HANNANS PRIMARY SCHOOL
LEONORA DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL
O'CONNOR PRIMARY SCHOOL
O'CONNOR ED SUP CTRE
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER COM HS
EASTERN GOLDFIELDS COLLEGE
TJUNTJUNTJARA REMOTE COMMUNITY S
THE NGAANYATJARRA LANDS SCHOOL

Others:
St Mary's Primary School
John Paul College
Goldfields Baptist College





























Current Member:

Wendy Maxine Duncan (NAT)



Contact details and speeches

Biography

Media coverage: Newspapers, Radio & TV

Media Statements from Wendy Duncan




Books about Kalgoorlie:

Charley Nadin: Among the fields of gold (2012)

Sheryl Milentis: The scarlet stain, harlots, harridans and hellholes of old Kalgoorlie (179p. Hesperian Press, 2004)

Robert Pascoe: In old Kalgoorlie, the photographs of J J Dwyer (243p. Western Australian Museum, 2010)

Arthur Bennett: The glittering years (148p. St. George Books, 1981)

Charles Manners: Never a dull moment, Kalgoorlie's golden years through to the seventies including life in the WW1 trenches (438p. Mannwest, 2002)

Martyn Webb: Golden destiny, the centenary history of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia (1070p. City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 1993)

Danny Sheehan: Heads and tails, the story of the Kalgoorlie two-up school (178p. Wescolour Press, 1985)

Pat Rodgers: No sign of the time, a collection of stories of the Menzies District (182p. Shire of Menzies, 1992)

Norma King: Daughters of Midas (182p. Hesperian Press, 1988)

110 degrees in the waterbag, a history of life, work and leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the northern goldfields (461p. Western Australian Museum, 2012)

Alex Palmer: Yerilla (80p. Hesperian Press, 2009)

Margaret Pusey: Niagara Kookynie, how it was (269p. Margaret Pusey, 2002)

Alex Palmer: Agnew (138p. Hesperian Press, 2000)

John Marshall: Battling for gold, or, stirring incidents of Goldfields life in Western Australia (206p. Hesperian Press, 1984)

Kim Lockwood: West Australian goldfields sketchbook (62p. Rigby, 1969)

Ian Templeman: The fields, the Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie goldfields, 1892-1912 (215p. Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1988)

Kalgoorlie Miner: 100 years of reporting Goldfields news (100p. Kalgoorlie Miner, 1995)

Nomenclature
Kalgoorlie - What's in a Name?

Kalgoorlie is the major city in the eastern goldfields region, and is located 596 kilometres east north east of Perth. It was gazetted a townsite in September 1894. Paddy Hannan, Daniel Shea and Thomas Flanagan made a rich gold find near Mt Charlotte in June 1893. The find soon led to a gold rush with thousands of diggers prospecting the rich alluvial field.

When the government decided to declare a townsite here in 1894, the place was locally known as "Hannan's Find", and at first the name "Hannans" was nominated for the townsite. In suggesting the name Hannans to the Commissioner of Crown Lands, the Under Secretary for Lands, R. Cecil Clifton, noted that the "native name of the place is "Calgoorlie" but this is rather too much like Coolgardie and if adopted is, I fear likely to lead to postal mistakes". R. Cecil Clifton supported "Hannan", but Cabinet chose "Kalgoorlie" in August 1894. Although local preference was for Hannan's Find, Kalgoorlie soon came to be accepted as the name of the rapidly developing town. An alternative spelling of "Kalgurli" was also used unofficially on occasions.

Just when the name Kalgoorlie was first recorded and the precise meaning of the name is unknown. Various sources give it as either meaning: Aboriginal dog chasing a kangaroo; the Aboriginal name of a shrub from the area ("Galgurli"); or the Aboriginal name for the local edible silky pear ("Kulgooluh").

Source:
Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.


Area (km2) 507,636

Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.


Suburbs/Town within District
Bandya, Broad Arrow, Bulong, Cosmo Newbery, Gibson Desert South, Hannans, Kalgoorlie, Kanowna, Karlkurla, Kookynie, Kurnalpi, Lake Darlot, Lamington, Laverton, Leinster, Leonora, Malcolm, Menzies, Mullingar, Ngaanyatjarra-Giles, Ora Banda, Parkeston, Piccadilly, Plumridge Lakes, Sir Samuel, Somerville, South Kalgoorlie, Ularring, Warburton, West Lamington, and Williamstown
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.

Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.


Local Governments within District
Source:
Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.


Local Newspapers



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