Division of Burke (1949–55)

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1949
Abolished 1955
Namesake Robert O'Hara Burke

The Division of Burke was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1949 and replaced the similarly located and pronounced division of Bourke. It was abolished in 1955.[citation needed]

About the electorate[edit]

The division was named after Robert O'Hara Burke, an explorer who led the Victorian expedition in 1860, the first to cross Australia from south to north.[citation needed]

It was located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, including Brunswick and Fitzroy.[1] It was a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.[citation needed]


Member Party Term
  Ted Peters Labor 1949–1955

Election results[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ELECTORAL DIVISION OF Bourke.". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 27 May 1954. p. 15. Retrieved 8 April 2015.