Division of Franklin

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Franklin
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Franklin 2010.png
Division of Franklin (green) in Tasmania
Created: 1903
MP: Julie Collins
Party: Labor
Namesake: John Franklin
Electors: 71,122 (2010)
Area: 6,514 km² (2,515 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Franklin is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1903 and is named for Sir John Franklin, the polar explorer and Lt Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1843–46.[1] It is covers an area of 6514 km² in southern Tasmania.[1] This includes the Hobart suburbs of Bridgewater, Cygnet, Kingston, Lauderdale as well as Bruny Island.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  William McWilliams Revenue Tariff 1903–1906
  Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
  Country 1920–1922
  Alfred Seabrook Nationalist 1922–1928
  William McWilliams Independent 1928–1929
  Charles Frost Labor 1929–1931
  Archibald Blacklow United Australia 1931–1934
  Charles Frost Labor 1934–1946
  Bill Falkinder Liberal 1946–1966
  Thomas Pearsall Liberal 1966–1969
  Ray Sherry Labor 1969–1975
  Bruce Goodluck Liberal 1975–1993
  Harry Quick Labor 1993–2007
  Independent 2007–2007
  Julie Collins Labor 2007–present

Harry Quick was forced out of the ALP for not paying his membership fees, and for not supporting the new candidate selected to replace him when he retired. Julie Collins was a minister in both Gillard Government and the second Rudd Government.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Franklin (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/tas/franklin.htm. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 43°13′26″S 146°42′40″E / 43.224°S 146.711°E / -43.224; 146.711