Division of Phillip

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Phillip
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1949
Abolished 1993
Namesake Arthur Phillip

The Division of Phillip was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the Sydney's eastern suburbs, and was named after Captain Arthur Phillip, captain of the First Fleet and first Governor of New South Wales. The Division included the suburbs of Bondi, Coogee, Kensington and Randwick.

The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 Federal election. It was abolished prior to the 1993 Federal election. It was a marginal seat that from 1963 onward was held by the governing party of the day.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Joe Fitzgerald Labor 1949–1955
  William Aston Liberal 1955–1961
  Syd Einfeld Labor 1961–1963
  (Sir) William Aston Liberal 1963–1972
  Joe Riordan Labor 1972–1975
  Jack Birney Liberal 1975–1983
  Jeannette McHugh Labor 1983–1993

Election results[edit]