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Western Australia Divisions - Profile Tree

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Date: About 1 Jan 1901 [unknown]
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Commonwealth of
Australia 1901
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act
Part III - The House of Representatives
Electoral divisions (or Federal Seats )
Division (1901)
Current federal electoral divisions (2022) : Western Australia 15 of 151. (was 16 of 151)

Brand (1984)
Named in honour of Sir David Brand KCMG, (1912–79). Brand was Premier of Western Australia (1959–71).
King, M (ALP) 2016–
Gray, G (ALP) 2007–2016
Beazley, K (ALP) 1996–2007 - 33rd Governor of Western Australia (2018-) |W®
Fatin, W F (ALP) 1984–1996
Burt (2016)
Named to honour succeeding generations of the Burt family (1810+) for their signifcant contributions to the justice system
Keogh, M (ALP) 2016–
Canning (1949)
Named in honour of Alfred Wernam Canning, (1860–1936.) Canning was a surveyor who surveyed routes for a rabbit-proof fence from Starvation Harbour to Cape Keraudren
Hastie, A (LP) 2015–
Randall, D (LP) 2001–2015
Gerick, J (ALP) 1998–2001
Johnston, R (LP) 1996–1998
Gear, G (ALP) 1984–1996
Fatin, W F (ALP) 1983–1984
Bungey, M H (LP) 1974–1983
Hallet, J M (CP) 1963–1974
McNeill, N (LP) 1961–1963
Hamilton, L W (CP) 1949–1961
Cowan (1984)
Named in honour of Edith Dircksey Cowan OBE, (1861–1932.)
Aly, A (ALP) 2016–
Simpkins, L (LP) 2007–2016
Edwards, G (ALP) 1998–2007
Evans, R (LP) 1993–1998
Jakobsen, C A (ALP) 1984–1993
Curtin (1949)
Named in honour of John Joseph Ambrose Curtin (1885 - 1945)
Hammond C (LP) 2019 +
Bishop, J (LP) 1998–2019 - Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party |W®
Rocher, A (LP/IND) 1981–1998
Garland, R V (LP) 1969–1981
Hasluck, P M C (LP) 1949–1969
In c. 1975, the southern parts of Curtin (Cottesloe), were in Fremantle. John Curtin lived in Jarrad Street, Cottesloe.
Durack (2010)
Named in honour of Patrick Durack, (1834–98) and suceeding generations of the Durack family
Price, M (LP) 2013–
Haase, B (LP) 2010–2013:
Forrest (1922)

Named in honour of Sir John Forrest, (1847–1918.) Forrest was an active member of the Constitutional Conventions that led to the Commonwealth of Australia (see Swan, below)

Marino, N (LP) 2007–
Prosser, G (LP) 1987–2007
Drummond, P H (LP) 1972–1987
Kirwan, F (ALP) 1969–1972
Freeth, G (LP) 1949–1969
Lemmon, N (ALP) 1943–1949
Prowse, J H (CP) 1922–1943
Fremantle (1901)
Named after the City of Fremantle which is named in honour of Charles Howe Fremantle GCB RN (1800 - 1869)
Wilson, J (ALP) 2016–
Parke, M (ALP) 2007–2016
Lawrence, C (ALP) 1994–2007
Dawkins, J S (ALP) 1977–1994 | | Beazley, K E (ALP) 1945–1977
Curtin, J (FLP/ALP) 1934–1945 | | Watson, W (UAP) 1931–1934
Curtin, J (ALP) 1928–1931 | | Watson, W (IND) 1922–1928
Burchell, R J (ALP/NAT) 1913–1922 | | Hedges, W N (WAP/LIB) 1906–1913
Carpenter, W H (ALP) 1903–1906 | | Solomon, E (FT) 1901–1903
In c. 1975, the southern parts of Curtin (Cottesloe), were in Fremantle. John Curtin lived in Jarrard Street, Cottesloe.

Hasluck (2001) Named in honour of Paul Meernaa Caedwalla Hasluck (1905 - 1993)

Wyatt, K (LP) 2010–
Jackson, S (ALP) 2007–2010
Henry, S (LP) 2004–2007
Jackson, S (ALP) 2001–2004

Moore (1949) Named in honour of George Fletcher Moore, (1798–1886.) Throughout the 1830s Moore explored a number of areas in Western Australia and was appointed Advocate-General of the Colony of Western Australia in 1834.

Goodenough, I (LP) 2013–
Washer, M (LP) 1998–2013
Filing, P (LP/IND) 1990–1998
Blanchard, C A (ALP) 1983–1990
Hyde, J M (LP) 1974–1983
Maisey, D W (CP) 1963–1974
Leslie, H A (CP) 1961–1963
Halbert, H V (LP) 1958–1961
Leslie, H A (CP) 1949–1958

O’Connor (1980) Named in honour of Charles Yelverton O'Connor, (1843–1902.) In 1891, O'Connor became Western Australia's engineer-in-chief and was responsible for designing Fremantle Harbour

Wilson, R (LP) 2013–
Crook, T (NP) 2010–2013
Tuckey, W (LP) 1980–2010

Pearce (1990) Named in honour of Sir George Foster Pearce, (1870–1952.) Pearce was a Senator for Western Australia (1901–38) and served as Acting Prime Minister for seven months in 1916.

Porter, C (LP) 2013–
Moylan, J (LP) 1993–2013
Chaney, F M (LP) 1990–1993

Perth (1901) Named after the City of Perth. Under instructions from the Secretary for the Colonies, Sir George Murray, the new town and future seat of government in the Colony of Western Australia was called Perth. Murray was a Perthshire man and represented his birthpace in the House of Commons.

Gorman, P (ALP) 2018-
Hammond, T (ALP) 2016–2018
MacTiernan, A (ALP) 2013–2016
Smith, S (ALP) 1993–2013
Charlesworth, R (ALP) 1983–1993
McLean, R M (LP) 1975–1983
Berinson, J M (ALP) 1969–1975
Chaney, F C (LP) 1955–1969
Burke, T P (ALP) 1943–1955 | | Nairn, W M (NAT/UAP) 1929–1943
Mann, E A (NAT) 1922–1929 | | Fowler, J (ALP/LIB/NAT) 1901–1922

Swan (1901) Named after the Swan River. The river was named in 1697 by the Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh after the famous black swans of the area.

Irons, S (LP) 2007–
Wilkie, K (ALP) 1998–2007
Randall, D (LP) 1996–1998
Beazley, K C (ALP) 1980–1996
Martyr, J R (LP) 1975–1980
Bennett, A F (ALP) 1969–1975
Cleaver, R (LP) 1955–1969 | | Webb, C H (ALP) 1954–1955
Grayden, W L (LP) 1949–1954 | | Hamilton, L W (CP) 1946–1949
Mountjoy, D A (ALP) 1943–1946 | | Marwick, T W (CP) 1940–1943
Gregory, H (CP) 1922–1940 | | Prowse, J H (CP) 1919–1922
Corby, E W (ALP) 1918–1919 | | Forrest, J (PROT/WAP/LIB/NAT) 1901–1918

Tangney (1974) Named in honour of Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE, 1907–85. As a Senator for Western Australia (1943–68), Tangney was the first woman member of the Senate.

Morton, B (LP) 2016–
Jensen, D (LP) 2004–2016
Williams, D (LP) 1993–2004
Shack, P D (LP) 1984–1993
Gear, G (ALP) 1983–1984
Shack, P D (LP) 1977–1983
Richardson, P (LP/IND) 1975–1977
Dawkins, J S (ALP) 1974–1975

Electoral division names no longer in use *

Goldfields of WA
Towns and Places
Coolgardie (1901–1913*) Locality name. Gold was discovered here by Bailey and Ford in 1892, and the townsite of Coolgardie was gazetted in 1893.The name was difficult to spell, and what some claim is "Golgardi", was spelt by Warden John Finnerty as Coolgardie.
Hugh Mahon (1857 - 1931) 1901 –1913
Dampier (1912 *1913–1922*) William Dampier (1651–1715) English sea explorer
Kalgoorlie (1901–2008*) Named after the town of Kalgoorlie, 1894; where the place was locally known as "Hannan's Find"; Paddy Hannan discovered gold in 1893. (*2008 to Durack (2010), and O'Connor+. )
Hugh Mahon (1857 - 1931) 1913 - 1917 = 1919 - 1920
Stirling (1955-2022*) Named in honour of Sir James Stirling RN, (1791–1865.) Stirling was the first Governor of the Colony of Western Australia (1828–39)
Keenan, M (LP) 2004–2019
McFarlane, J (ALP) 1998–2004
Cameron, E (LP) 1993–1998
Edwards, R F (ALP) 1983–1993
Viner, R I (LP) 1972–1983
Webb, C H (ALP) 1961–1972
Cash, E D (LP) 1958–1961
Webb, C H (ALP) 1955–1958

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