2018-2022 electoral district map

 

Features of the district

Location

The district of Morphett covers an area to the south-west of Adelaide City between Gulf St Vincent on the west and Marion Road in the east. It includes the seaside suburbs of Glenelg and the Morphettville Racecourse.

Area

Approximately 14.42 km2

Localities

Morphett includes the suburbs of Camden Park, Glenelg, Glenelg East, Glenelg South, Glengowrie, Morphettville, Novar Gardens, Park Holme and Plympton Park, and also parts of the suburbs of Plympton and Somerton Park.

History

The district was created at the 1976 boundary redistribution and first represented in 1977.

Origin of the name

The district is named after Sir John Morphett (1809 – 1892), a prominent nineteenth-century landowner and politician who arrived in South Australia on the Cygnet in 1836. In 1837 Morphett played a key role in confirming the site of Adelaide in the new province. In 1843 he was nominated to be one of the first non-official members of the Legislative Council. In 1851 he was Speaker of the reformed Legislative Council and between 1865 and 1873 he was President of the elected Legislative Council.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Morphett gains the suburbs of Camden Park, Novar Gardens, Park Holme and Plympton Park, and also parts of the suburbs of Plympton and Somerton Park.

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 1977
MemberAffiliationPeriod
Terence R. Groom ALP 1977 – 1979
John K. G. Oswald LIB 1979 – 2002
Duncan McFetridge LIB 2002 – 2018
Stephen Patterson LIB 2018 –

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 State Election results 
2010 State Election results