2001 Profile of the division of Kalgoorlie

Updated: 9 February 2011

State:

Western Australia

Name Derivation:

Named after the town of Kalgoorlie where gold was discovered in 1893.

Area and Location Description:

It is a rural electorate which covers an area of approximately 2 295 354 sq km of Western Australia.

The main towns are Broome, Boulder, Carnarvon, Coolgardie, Dampier, Derby, Esperance, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Kalbarri, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Merredin, Newman, Norseman, Northampton, Port Hedland, Wiluna and Wyndham.

Products/Industries of the area:

Mainly arid land which is rich in mineral and ore deposits. Cattle and sheep are also grazed in some areas, fishing, tropical fruits and vegetables are also important industries.

First Proclaimed/Election

1901

Members

  • Barry Haase (LP) 1998–
  • G Campbell (ALP/IND) 1980–98
  • J F Cotter (LP) 1975–80
  • F Collard (ALP) 1961–75
  • P G Browne (LP) 1958–61
  • H V Johnson (ALP) 1940–58
  • A E Green (ALP) 1922–40
  • G J Foley (NAT) 1920–22
  • H Mahon (ALP) 1919–20
  • E E Heitman (NAT) 1917–19
  • H Mahon (ALP) 1913–17
  • C E Frazer (ALP) 1903–13
  • W Kirwan (FT) 1901–03

For Current Members information, browse the Parliament of Australia Members page.

AEC – Divisional Office Contact Numbers and Addresses

Demographic Rating

Rural

Statistical information
3 October 1998 Election 6 November 1999 Referendum 10 November 2001 Election

Enrolment: 82 463

Informal Vote: 4.65%

Turnout: 86.97%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 47.90%
  • LP: 52.10%

Enrolment: 82 624

Informal Vote:

  • Republic Question 0.78%
  • Preamble Question 0.91%

Turnout:

  • Republic Question 86.65%
  • Preamble Question 86.67%

Enrolment: 82 534

Informal Vote: 5.6%

Turnout: 86.81%

Seat Status: Marginal Liberal

Two Party Preferred:

  • ALP: 45.66%
  • LP: 54.34%
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