Electoral district of Canterbury

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Canterbury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly. It is represented by Linda Burney of the Australian Labor Party. It encompasses from Georges River Road in the north to Wolli Creek in the south, and from Campsie Rookwood Railway in the west to the Dulwich Hill Glebe Island Railway and the Cooks River in the east.

History

Canterbury was created in 1859, replacing part of Cumberland (South Riding), named after Canterbury NSW (Suburb). It was bordered on the east by Glebe and Newtown, and from 1880, Balmain and Redfern and stretched in the north to Drummoyne and Rhodes, south to Georges River and west to a line between Salt Pan Creek and Homebush Bay. It was a multi-member electorate, electing two members until 1882 and then four members until the abolition of multi-member electorates in 1894, when it was split into Canterbury, Ashfield, Burwood, Petersham and St George. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into St George. It was recreated in 1927.

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