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Division of Wimmera

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Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeWimmera region

The Division of Wimmera was an Australian electoral division in the state of Victoria. It was named after the Wimmera region in which it was located. It originally encompassed the towns of Mildura, Swan Hill and Warracknabeal, but by the time it was abolished in 1977, it had drifted south and grown smaller to only include Ararat, Horsham and Maryborough. 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 31 October 1977.


Image Member Party Term Notes
  Pharez Phillips
Protectionist 29 March 1901
8 November 1906
Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Retired
  Sydney Sampson
Independent Protectionist 12 December 1906
26 May 1909
Lost seat
  Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
13 December 1919
  Percy Stewart
Victorian Farmers' Union 13 December 1919
22 January 1920
Served as minister under Bruce. Died in office
  Country 22 January 1920 –
April 1926
  Country Progressive April 1926 –
October 1930
  Independent Country October 1930 –
14 October 1931
  Hugh McClelland
Country 19 December 1931
23 October 1937
Lost seat
  Alexander Wilson
Independent 23 October 1937
31 December 1945
Resigned to become Administrator of Norfolk Island
  Winton Turnbull
Country 9 February 1946
10 December 1949
Transferred to the Division of Mallee
  William Lawrence
Liberal 9 February 1946
22 November 1958
Lost seat
  Robert King
Country 22 November 1958
2 May 1975
Retired after Wimmera was abolished in 1977
  National Country 2 May 1975 –
10 November 1977

Election results


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