Division of Watson (1934–69)

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1934
Abolished 1969
Namesake Chris Watson

The Division of Watson was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the inner southern suburbs of Sydney, and originally included the suburbs of Coogee, Kensington and Maroubra. By the time it was abolished in 1968, it covered the suburbs of Banksmeadow, Mascot and Redfern.

The Division was named after Hon Chris Watson, the first Labor Prime Minister of Australia. It replaced his old electorate the Division of South Sydney, and was proclaimed at the redistribution of 1 August 1934. It was abolished at the redistribution of 21 November 1968.

After the redistribution of 31 January 1992, the Division of St George was abolished, and a new Division of Watson was created. That Division is not connected to this one, except in name.


Member Party Term
  John Jennings United Australia 1934–1940
  Max Falstein Labor 1940–1949
  Independent Labor 1949–1949
  Dan Curtin Labor 1949–1955
  Jim Cope Labor 1955–1969

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