Division of Echuca

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Echuca
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1901
Abolished1937
NamesakeEchuca

The Division of Echuca was an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It was abolished in 1937. It was named for the town of Echuca. It was located in the Murray Valley area, including the towns of Echuca, Kyabram, Rochester and Shepparton. After 1919, it was a safe seat for the Country Party.

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  James McColl.jpg James McColl
(1844–1929)
Protectionist 29 March 1901
1904
Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Gunbower. Transferred to the Senate
  Free Trade/Anti-Socialist 1904 –
5 November 1906
  Albert Palmer.jpg Albert Palmer
(1859–1919)
Anti-Socialist 12 December 1906
26 May 1909
Died in office
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
14 August 1919
  William Caldwell Hill.jpg William Hill
(1866–1939)
Victorian Farmers' Union/Country 20 September 1919
7 August 1934
Served as minister under Bruce. Retired
  John McEwen 1930s.jpg John McEwen
(1900–1980)
Country 15 September 1934
23 October 1937
Transferred to the Division of Indi after Echuca was abolished in 1937

Election results[edit]