Mawson

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Mawson map (PDF 1.94 MB)

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 23 969
Formal ballot papers - 21 465
Informal ballot papers - 695
Total ballot papers returned - 22 160 
 
2014 two party preferred vote
ALP - 55.6%
LIB - 44.4%

Members since first represented in 1970

Surname First Name Party Period
HOPGOOD Donald J ALP 1970 - 1977
DRURY Leslie ALP 1977 - 1979
SCHMIDT Ivar LIB 1979 - 1982
LENEHAN Susan M ALP 1982 - 1993
BROKENSHIRE Robert L LIB 1993 - 2006
BIGNELL Leon W K ALP 2006 -

ALP = Australian Labor Party
LIB = Liberal Party of Australia

History 

This district was created at the 1969 boundaries redistribution and first represented in 1970.

Name origin: Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1956), scientist and explorer, was associated with the University of Adelaide from 1905 and its Professor of Geology 1921-1952. He was a member of an Antarctic Expedition in 1908 and led three other Antarctic Expeditions 1911-1914, 1929 and 1931. He also undertook geological studies in South Australia.

Size: Approximately 248.1 km²

Location: The district extends from the outer southern residential suburbs and includes the grape growing district of McLaren Vale and adjacent agricultural land.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010:
Mawson gains the suburb of Old Noarlunga and the remainder of suburbs Noarlunga Downs and Onkaparinga Hills. It loses part of the suburb of Woodcroft.

 2010 District of Mawson map (PDF 1.09 MB)