Chaffey

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Chaffey map (PDF 1.15 MB)

2014 State Election Results

Electors on roll - 24 576
Formal ballot papers - 21 901
Informal ballot papers - 767
Total ballot papers returned - 22 668

2014 two party preferred vote
LIB - 75.1%
ALP - 24.9%

Members since introduction of single member representation in 1938

Surname First Name Party Period
MACGILLIVRAY William IND 1938 - 1956
KING Harold W LCL 1956 - 1962
CURREN Arthur R ALP 1962 - 1968
ARNOLD Peter B LCL 1968 - 1970
CURREN Arthur R ALP 1970 - 1973
ARNOLD Peter B LCL/LIB 1973 - 1993
ANDREW Kent A LIB 1993 - 1997
MAYWALD Karlene A NAT 1997 - 2010
WHETSTONE Timothy J LIB 2010 -

ALP = Australian Labor Party
IND = Independent
LCL = Liberal and Country League
LIB = Liberal Party of Australia
NAT = National

History

The district was created at the 1936 redistribution of boundaries and first represented in 1938.

Name origin: The district is named after the Canadian born brothers George and William Chaffey. They came to Australia in 1886, established a company and developed a means of irrigating land for fruit growing in the River Murray area.

Size: Approximately 25 477 km²

Location: This Riverland district is situated in the rural hinterland to the east of the State with the New South Wales and the Victorian state borders forming the eastern boundary.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010: Chaffey gains The Southern Mallee District Council area and the remainder of The District Council of Karoonda East Murray.

2010 District of Chaffey map (PDF 714 kB)