If you live in the suburbs below, you live in the district of Light

Angle Vale- Buchfelde - Concordia - Evanston - Evanston Gardens - Evanston Park - Gawler - Gawler Belt - Gawler East - Gawler River - Gawler South - Gawler West - Hamley Bridge (part) - Hewett - Hillier - Kalbeeba - Kangaroo Flat - Kingsford - Magdalla - Munno Para Downs - Munno Para West - Pinkerton Plains - Reeves Plains (part) - Reid- Roseworthy - Templers - Ward Belt - Wasleys - Willaston - Woolsheds

Overview

Light is named for Colonel William Light (1786-1839), the first Surveyor-General of South Australia. Colonel Light determined the site for the City of Adelaide, divided its acreage into marketable lots and commenced the definition of country sections for secondary townships.

Light is on the northern edge of the metropolitan area boundary, extending from the Gawler River in the north to meet Munno Para, Smithfield Plains and Angle Vale in the south. Its biggest township is the Town of Gawler, which was historically the first major rural town north of Adelaide in the state. Light is also one of only two (with Flinders) electorates to bear the name of one of the 17 original 1857 Assembly districts.

History

The 2006 election saw a Labor member elected to the seat of Light for the first time since World War II.

The seat was held from 1938-39 by Richard Layton Butler and 1939-1941 by Herbert Michael, both of the Liberal and Country League, before Labor's Sydney McHugh was elected for 1941-1944.

The Liberal and Country League would regain the seat in 1944 when Herbert Michael was reelected. Michael was followed by George Hambour (1956-1960), Leslie Nicholson (1960-1962) and John Freebairn (1962-1970). Bruce Eastick was elected in 1970, and became Opposition Leader shortly thereafter; Eastick's term also saw the recasting of the LCL as the Liberal Party. Malcolm Buckby succeeded Eastick in 1993 and held the seat until 2006.

In 2006, Gawler Mayor Tony Piccolo won the seat, and was reelected in 2010. He currently holds the seat.

Area

The Electoral Commission of South Australia draws the boundary for our district. You can download a map below:

Light Electorate Map Light Electorate Map (1863 KB)

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