Division of Henty

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1913
Abolished 1990
Namesake Henty family

The Division of Henty was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was created in 1913 and abolished in 1990. It was named for the Henty family of Portland, the first European settlers in Victoria. It was located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, including at various times Brighton, Caulfield, Malvern and Oakleigh. For most of its history it was a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors. A 1969 redistribution cut the seat back to the Oakleigh area, and from then on it was somewhat more marginal. In 1974 it elected Joan Child, the first female Labor member of the House of Representatives and the first female Speaker.


Member Party Term
  James Boyd Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Frederick Francis Independent 1919–1922
  Nationalist 1922–1925
  (Sir) Henry Gullett Nationalist 1925–1931
  United Australia 1931–1940
  Arthur Coles Independent 1940–1946
  Jo Gullett Liberal 1946–1955
  Max Fox Liberal 1955–1974
  Joan Child Labor 1974–1975
  Ken Aldred Liberal 1975–1980
  Joan Child Labor 1980–1990

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