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Laanecoorie
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1901
Abolished1913
NamesakeLaanecoorie

The Division of Laanecoorie was an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. It was located in the centre of the state, covering the towns of Creswick, Maldon and Maryborough, and later Castlemaine. It was named after the town of Laanecoorie.

The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. It was abolished at the redistribution of 1 February 1913. It was held by one member, Carty Salmon, who was the second Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives from 1909 to 1910.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Carty Salmon
(1860–1917)
Protectionist 29 March 1901
26 May 1909
Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Talbot and Avoca. Served as Speaker during the Deakin Government. Failed to win a Senate seat after Laanecoorie was abolished in 1913. Later elected to the Division of Grampians in 1915
  Liberal 26 May 1909 –
23 April 1913

Election results

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