Division of Wimmera

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Wimmera
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1977
Namesake Wimmera region

The Division of Wimmera was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It was named after the Wimmera region in which it was located. It originally encompassed the towns of Mildura, Swan Hill and Warracknabeal, but by the time it was abolished in 1977, it had drifted south and grown smaller to only include Ararat, Horsham and Maryborough. The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. It was abolished at the redistribution of 31 October 1977.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Pharez Phillips Protectionist 1901–1906
  Sydney Sampson Independent Protectionist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Percy Stewart Country 1919–1925
  Independent Country 1925–1926
  Country Progressive 1926–1930
  Independent Country 1930–1931
  Hugh McClelland Country 1931–1937
  Alexander Wilson Independent 1937–1946
  Winton Turnbull Country 1946–1949
  William Lawrence Liberal 1949–1958
  Robert King Country 1958–1977

Election results[edit]