Division of Burke (1969–2004)
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Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Robert O'Hara Burke|
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.
It was located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Broadmeadows and Thomastown, but later extended into rural areas including Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne and Sunbury. It was generally a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.
|Labor||25 October 1969 –
19 September 1980
|Labor||18 October 1980 –
1 December 1984
|Transferred to the Division of Calwell|
|Labor||1 December 1984 –
8 October 2001
|Labor||10 November 2001 –
9 October 2004
|Transferred to the Division of Gorton after Burke was abolished in 2004|