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Division of Burke (1949–1955)

Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeRobert O'Hara Burke

The Division of Burke was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. The division was named after Robert O'Hara Burke, an explorer who led the Victorian expedition in 1860, the first white explorer to cross Australia from south to north.[citation needed] The division was created in 1949 and replaced the similarly located and pronounced division of Bourke. It was located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, including Brunswick and Fitzroy.[1] It was a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.[citation needed] It was abolished in 1955.[citation needed]


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Ted Peters
Labor 10 December 1949
10 December 1955
Transferred to the Division of Scullin after Burke was abolished in 1955

Election results

See also


  1. ^ "ELECTORAL DIVISION OF Bourke". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 27 May 1954. p. 15. Retrieved 8 April 2015.

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