Division of Hume

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hume 2010.png
Division of Hume (green) within New South Wales
Created 1901
MP Angus Taylor
Party Liberal
Namesake Hamilton Hume
Electors 102,321 (2013)[1]
Area 33,637 km2 (12,987.3 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Hume is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The Division was named after Hamilton Hume, one of the first Europeans to travel through the area.

The division is located in the central part of the state, just north of the Australian Capital Territory. The Division covers a predominantly rural area, with agriculture and coal mining the main industries. It extends from Cowra in the north to Wee Jasper in the south and parts of the Southern Highlands from Picton and Wilton in the east to Young and Cootamundra in the west. It includes the entire local government areas of Boorowa, Cootamundra, Cowra, Goulburn Mulwaree, Harden, Upper Lachlan, Weddin, Yass Valley and Young Councils and parts of Palerang, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Shires. Towns include Bargo, Binalong, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Buxton, Caragabal, Colo Vale, Cootamundra, Cowra, Crookwell, Gooloogong, Goulburn, Grenfell, Gundaroo, Gunning, Harden/Murrumburrah, High Range, Hill Top, Joadja, Jugiong, Marulan, Murrumbateman, Oakdale, Picton, Quandialla, Stockinbingal, Sutton, Tahmoor, Tarago, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Wallendbeen, Wilton, Yass and Young.

The current Member for Hume, since the 2013 federal election, is Angus Taylor, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.


Member Party Term
  Sir William Lyne Protectionist 1901–1909
  Independent 1909–1913
  Robert Patten Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Franc Falkiner Nationalist 1917–1919
  Parker Moloney Labor 1919–1931
  Thomas Collins Country 1931–1943
  Arthur Fuller Labor 1943–1949
  Charles Anderson Country 1949–1951
  Arthur Fuller Labor 1951–1955
  Charles Anderson Country 1955–1961
  Arthur Fuller Labor 1961–1963
  John Pettitt Country 1963–1972
  Frank Olley Labor 1972–1974
  Stephen Lusher Country 1974–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1984
  Wal Fife Liberal 1984–1993
  John Sharp National 1993–1998
  Alby Schultz Liberal 1998–2013
  Angus Taylor Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Hume[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Angus Taylor 49,105 53.97 +0.41
Labor Michael Pilbrow 23,711 26.06 −5.80
Greens Zaza Chevalier 5,218 5.73 −1.92
Palmer United Jason Cornelius 4,015 4.41 +4.41
One Nation Lynette Styles 2,521 2.77 +2.77
Independent James Harker-Mortlock 2,096 2.30 +2.30
Katter's Australian Bruce Nicholson 1,658 1.82 +1.82
Christian Democrats Adrian Van Der Byl 1,397 1.54 −0.22
CEC Lindsay Cosgrove 1,273 1.40 +1.40
Total formal votes 90,994 93.68 −1.19
Informal votes 6,142 6.32 +1.19
Turnout 97,136 94.93 −0.02
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Angus Taylor 55,938 61.47 +2.75
Labor Michael Pilbrow 35,056 38.53 −2.75
Liberal hold Swing +2.75


  1. ^ a b "NSW Division - Hume, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 34°24′32″S 149°02′42″E / 34.409°S 149.045°E / -34.409; 149.045