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Division of Angas (1949–1977)

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Angas
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1949
Abolished1977
NamesakeGeorge Fife Angas

The Division of Angas was an Australian Electoral Division in South Australia. The division was created in 1949 and abolished in 1977. It was named for George Fife Angas, a South Australian pioneer.

Angas was based in eastern and north-eastern rural areas including Mount Barker, Murray Bridge and Renmark. Until 1955 the seat had originally continued north, halfway to the northern border of South Australia. From that point, the seat's boundaries remained relatively stable. It was a safe to very safe seat for the Liberal Party throughout its history.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Alexander Downer
(1910–1981)
Liberal 10 December 1949
23 April 1964
Served as minister under Menzies. Resigned to become the High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
  Geoffrey Giles
(1923–1990)
20 June 1964
10 December 1977
Previously a member of the South Australian Legislative Council. Transferred to the Division of Wakefield after Angas was abolished in 1977

Election results

See also

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