Division of Darwin

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1903
Abolished 1955
Namesake Charles Darwin

The Division of Darwin was an Australian Electoral Division in Tasmania.[1]

The division was created in 1903 and abolished in 1955,[2] when it was replaced by the Division of Braddon. It was named after Charles Darwin, who visited Australia in 1836.

It was located in north-western and western Tasmania, including the towns of Burnie and Devonport.

After 1917, it was in the hands of the non-Labor parties. Prominent members included King O'Malley, a colourful Labor member, Sir George Bell, Speaker of the House, and Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives.


Member Party Term
  King O'Malley Labour 1903–1917
  Charles Howroyd Nationalist 1917–1917
  William Spence Nationalist 1917–1919
  George Bell Nationalist 1919–1922
  Joshua Whitsitt Country 1922–1925
  (Sir) George Bell Nationalist 1925–1931
  United Australia 1931–1943
  Dame Enid Lyons United Australia 1943–1944
  Liberal 1944–1951
  Aubrey Luck Liberal 1951–1955

Election results[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ "DIVISION OF DARWIN.". The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954). Hobart, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 27 May 1954. p. 22. Retrieved 28 June 2015.  west coast Tasmania locations at the last election held