Members of the Australian House of Representatives, 1937–1940

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This is a list of the members of the Australian House of Representatives in the 15th Australian Parliament, which was elected at the 1937 election on 23 October 1937. The incumbent United Australia Party led by Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons with coalition partner the Country Party led by Earle Page defeated the opposition Australian Labor Party led by John Curtin. At the 1934 election nine seats in New South Wales were won by Lang Labor. Following the reunion of the two Labor parties in February 1936, these were held by their members as Labor seats at the 1937 election. With the party's win in Ballaarat and Gwydir (initially at a by-election on 8 March 1937), the Labor had a net gain of 11 seats compared with the previous election.

Member Party Electorate State Term in office
Hon Larry Anthony Country Richmond NSW 1937–1957
Oliver Badman Country Grey SA 1932–1937 (S), 1937–1943
Frank Baker[1] Labor Griffith Qld 1931–1939
Claude Barnard Labor Bass Tas 1934–1949
Hon Jack Beasley Labor West Sydney NSW 1928–1946
Hon George Bell UAP Darwin Tas 1919–1922, 1925–1943
Maurice Blackburn Labor/Independent Bourke Vic 1934–1943
Adair Blain[2] Independent Northern Territory NT 1934–1949
Hon Frank Brennan Labor Batman Vic 1911–1931, 1934–1949
Hon Archie Cameron Country Barker SA 1934–1956
Rt Hon Richard Casey[3] UAP Corio Vic 1931–1940, 1949–1960
Joe Clark Labor Darling NSW 1934–1969
Thomas Collins Country Hume NSW 1931–1943
William Conelan[1] Labor Griffith Qld 1939–1949
Bernard Corser Country Wide Bay Qld 1928–1954
John Curtin Labor Fremantle WA 1928–1931, 1934–1945
John Dedman[3] Labor Corio Vic 1940–1949
Arthur Drakeford Labor Maribyrnong Vic 1934–1955
Arthur Fadden Country Darling Downs Qld 1936–1958
Hon James Fairbairn UAP Flinders Vic 1933–1940
Hon Frank Forde Labor Capricornia Qld 1922–1946
Hon Josiah Francis UAP Moreton Qld 1922–1955
Charles Frost Labor Franklin Tas 1929–1931, 1934–1946
Joe Gander Labor Reid NSW 1931–1940
Sydney Gardner UAP Robertson NSW 1922–1940
Hon Albert Green Labor Kalgoorlie WA 1922–1940
Hon Henry Gregory Country Swan WA 1913–1940
Henry Gullett UAP Henty Vic 1925–1940
Hon Eric Harrison UAP Wentworth NSW 1931–1956
Hon Charles Hawker[4] UAP Wakefield SA 1929–1938
Hon Jack Holloway Labor Melbourne Ports Vic 1929–1951
Hon Harold Holt UAP Fawkner Vic 1935–1967
Rt Hon Billy Hughes UAP North Sydney NSW 1901–1952
Hon James Hunter Country Maranoa Qld 1921–1940
William Hutchinson UAP Deakin Vic 1931–1949
Rowley James Labor Hunter NSW 1928–1958
John Jennings UAP Watson NSW 1931–1940
William Jolly UAP Lilley Qld 1937–1943
Albert Lane UAP Barton NSW 1931–1940
George Lawson Labor Brisbane Qld 1931–1961
Hon John Lawson UAP Macquarie NSW 1931–1940
Bert Lazzarini Labor Werriwa NSW 1919–1931, 1934–1952
Rt Hon Joseph Lyons[5] UAP Wilmot Tas 1929–1939
Gerald Mahoney Labor Denison Tas 1934–1940
Norman Makin Labor Hindmarsh SA 1919–1946, 1954–1963
William Maloney Labor Melbourne Vic 1904–1940
Hon Sir Charles Marr UAP Parkes NSW 1919–1929, 1931–1943
George Martens Labor Herbert Qld 1928–1946
William McCall UAP Martin NSW 1934–1943
Hon John McEwen Country Indi Vic 1934–1971
Sydney McHugh[4] Labor Wakefield SA 1938–1940
Rt Hon Robert Menzies UAP Kooyong Vic 1934–1966
Dan Mulcahy Labor Lang NSW 1934–1953
Walter Nairn UAP Perth WA 1929–1943
Horace Nock Country Riverina NSW 1931–1940
Rt Hon Sir Earle Page Country Cowper NSW 1919–1961
Hon Thomas Paterson Country Gippsland Vic 1922–1943
Hon John Perkins UAP Eden-Monaro NSW 1926–1929, 1931–1943
Hon Reg Pollard Labor Ballaarat Vic 1937–1966
John Price UAP Boothby SA 1928–1941
John Prowse Country Forrest WA 1919–1943
George Rankin Country Bendigo Vic 1937–1949, 1950–1956 (S)
Bill Riordan Labor Kennedy Qld 1936–1966
Sol Rosevear Labor Dalley NSW 1931–1953
Thomas Scholfield UAP Wannon Vic 1931–1940
Rt Hon James Scullin Labor Yarra Vic 1910–1913, 1922–1949
William Scully Labor Gwydir NSW 1937–1949
Tom Sheehan Labor Cook NSW 1937–1955
Hon Percy Spender Independent/UAP Warringah NSW 1937–1951
Lancelot Spurr[5] Labor Wilmot Tas 1939–1940
Fred Stacey UAP Adelaide SA 1931–1943
Hon Frederick Stewart UAP Parramatta NSW 1931–1946
Hon Geoffrey Street UAP Corangamite Vic 1934–1940
Hon Victor Thompson Country New England NSW 1922–1940
Hon Harold Thorby Country Calare NSW 1931–1940
Eddie Ward Labor East Sydney NSW 1931, 1932–1963
David Oliver Watkins Labor Newcastle NSW 1935–1958
Hon Thomas White UAP Balaclava Vic 1929–1951
Alexander Wilson Independent Wimmera Vic 1937–1945


  1. ^ a b ALP member Frank Baker died on 28 March 1939; Labor candidate William Conelan won the resulting by-election on 20 May.
  2. ^ At this time, the member for the Northern Territory could only vote on matters relating to the Northern Territory.
  3. ^ a b UAP member Richard Casey resigned on 30 January 1940 to become Australian Ambassadors to the United States; Labor candidate John Dedman won the resulting by-election on 2 March.
  4. ^ a b UAP member Charles Hawker died on 25 October 1938 in an aircrash; Labor candidate John Dedman won the resulting by-election on 10 December.
  5. ^ a b UAP member Prime Minister Joseph Lyons died on 7 April 1939; Labor candidate Lancelot Spurr won the resulting by-election on 27 May.