Division of Hume
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||17,240 km2 (6,656.4 sq mi)|
The Division of Hume is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The Division was named after Hamilton Hume, one of the first Europeans to travel through the area.
The division is located in the central part of the state, just north of the Australian Capital Territory. The Division covers a predominantly rural area, with agriculture and coal mining the main industries. It extends from Cowra in the north to Wee Jasper in the south and parts of the Southern Highlands from Picton and Wilton in the east to Young and Cootamundra in the west. It includes the entire local government areas of Boorowa, Cootamundra, Cowra, Goulburn Mulwaree, Harden, Upper Lachlan, Weddin, Yass Valley and Young Councils and parts of Palerang, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly Shires, Camden Council, Penrith City Council and Liverpool City Council. Towns include Bargo, Binalong, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Buxton, Camden Park, Caragabal, Colo Vale, Cootamundra, Cowra, Crookwell, Gooloogong, Goulburn, Grenfell, Gundaroo, Gunning, Harden/Murrumburrah, High Range, Hill Top, Joadja, Jugiong, Marulan, Murrumbateman, Oakdale, Picton, Quandialla, Stockinbingal, Sutton, Tahmoor, Tarago, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Wallendbeen, Wilton, Yass and Young.
|Sir William Lyne||Protectionist||1901–1909|
|Robert Patten||Commonwealth Liberal||1913–1917|
|Christian Democrats||Adrian Van der Byl||3,533||3.72||+1.86|
|Bullet Train||Trevor Anthoney||2,267||2.39||+2.39|
|Total formal votes||94,928||94.70||+1.42|
- Hume, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.