Division of Bland

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Coordinates: 33°50′44″S 146°49′38″E / 33.84556°S 146.82722°E / -33.84556; 146.82722

Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1906
Namesake William Bland

The Division of Bland was an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The division was created in 1900 and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It was abolished in 1906. It was named for Dr William Bland, a New South Wales colonial politician[1]. Based in rural southern New South Wales, it included the towns of Narrandera, Young, Wagga Wagga and West Wyalong. Bland was held by Chris Watson, the first Leader of the federal parliamentary Labor Party and Australia's first Labor Prime Minister. When Bland was abolished in 1906, Watson transferred to South Sydney.


Member Party Term
  Chris Watson Labour 1901–1906

Election results[edit]


  1. ^ "Origins of electoral division names". 25 February 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2017.