Division of Fawkner

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Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeJohn Pascoe Fawkner

The Division of Fawkner was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1906 as a replacement for Southern Melbourne, and was abolished itself in 1969. It was named for John Pascoe Fawkner, one of the founders of Melbourne. It was located in the inner southern suburbs of Melbourne, including at various times Prahran, South Yarra, St Kilda and Toorak. It was usually a safe conservative seat, but was occasionally won by the Australian Labor Party.


Member Party Term
  George Fairbairn Independent 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1913
  Joseph Hannan Labor 1913–1917
  George Maxwell Nationalist 1917–1929
  Independent 1929
  Australian 1929–1930
  Independent 1930–1931
  United Australia 1931–1935
  Harold Holt United Australia 1935–1945
  Liberal 1945–1949
  Bill Bourke Labor 1949–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist) 1955
  Peter Howson Liberal 1955–1969

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