For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Division of Wilmot.

Division of Wilmot

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Division of Wilmot" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (September 2023) (Learn how and when to remove this message)
Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeSir John Eardley-Wilmot

The Division of Wilmot was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Tasmania. It was located in central Tasmania, and was named after Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, the sixth Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania. At various times it included the towns of Deloraine, Beaconsfield, Devonport, Latrobe, and New Norfolk.

The Division was proclaimed on 2 October 1903, when Tasmania was first divided into Divisions, and was first contested at the 1903 Federal election. At the electoral redistribution of 12 September 1984, it was abolished and replaced by the Division of Lyons, to jointly honour Joseph Lyons, the tenth Prime Minister of Australia, who held Wilmot at the federal level from 1929–1939 and at the state level from 1909 to 1929, and his wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1943 and subsequently the first female member of Cabinet (1949–51).


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Sir Edward Braddon
Free Trade 16 December 1903
2 February 1904
Previously held the Division of Tasmania. Died in office
  Norman Cameron
26 February 1904
Previously held the Division of Tasmania. Lost seat. Later elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Wilmot in 1912
  Anti-Socialist 1906 –
  Independent Anti-Socialist 1906 –
12 December 1906
  Llewellyn Atkinson
Anti-Socialist 12 December 1906
26 May 1909
Served as minister under Bruce. Lost seat. Later elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council in 1931
  Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
  Country 1922 –
  Nationalist 1928 –
12 October 1929
  Joseph Lyons
Labor 12 October 1929
March 1931
Previously held the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Wilmot. Served as minister under Scullin. Served as Opposition Leader from 1931 to 1932. Served as Prime Minister from 1932 to 1939. Died in office
  Independent March 1931
7 May 1931
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
7 April 1939
  Lancelot Spurr
Labor 27 May 1939
21 September 1940
Lost seat. Later elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Wilmot in 1941
  Allan Guy
United Australia 21 September 1940
21 February 1945
Previously held the Division of Bass. Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Menzies and Fadden. Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 1949
  Liberal 21 February 1945 –
28 September 1946
  Gil Duthie
Labor 28 September 1946
13 December 1975
Lost seat
  Max Burr
Liberal 13 December 1975
1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Lyons after Wilmot was abolished in 1984

Election results


42°46′00″S 147°03′00″E / 42.7667°S 147.0500°E / -42.7667; 147.0500

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Division of Wilmot
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.


Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?