Division of Adelaide

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Adelaide
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Adelaide 2013.png
Adelaide (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
Created1903
MPSteve Georganas
PartyLabor
NamesakeAdelaide, South Australia
Electors121606 (2019)
Area76 km2 (29.3 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

The Division of Adelaide is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It includes the Adelaide city centre and the suburbs of Ashford, Clarence Park, Enfield, Goodwood, Kent Town, Keswick, Kilburn, Maylands, North Adelaide, Northgate, Norwood, Parkside, Prospect, Rose Park, St Peters, Toorak Gardens, Unley and Walkerville.[1]

It was set up in 1903 and is named for the city of Adelaide, South Australia's capital, which was named for Queen Adelaide, wife of William IV.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Charles Kingston.jpg Charles Kingston
(1850–1908)
Protectionist 1903–
11 May 1908
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Died in office
  Ernest Roberts.jpg Ernest Roberts
(1868–1913)
Labor 1908-1913 Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Gladstone. Served as minister under Andrew Fisher. Died in office
  Edwin Yates.jpg George Edwin Yates
(1871–1959)
Labor 1914]] –
1919
Lost seat
  No image.svg Reginald Blundell
(1871–1945)
Nationalist 1919 –
1922
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Adelaide. Lost seat
  Edwin Yates.jpg George Edwin Yates
(1871–1959)
Labor 1922 –
1931
Lost seat
  No image.svg Fred Stacey
(1879–1964)
United Australia 1931 –
1943
Lost seat
  No image.svg Cyril Chambers
(1898–1975)
Labor 1943 –
August 1957
Served as minister under Ben Chifley. Retired
  Independent August 1957 –
June 1958
  Labor June 1958 –
1958
  No image.svg Joe Sexton
(1905–1974)
Labor 1958 –
1966
Lost seat
  No image.svg Andrew Jones
(1944–2015)
Liberal 1966 –
1969
Lost seat
  Chris Hurford.jpg Chris Hurford
(1931–)
Labor 1969]] –
31 December 1987
Served as minister under Bob Hawke. Resigned in order to become Australian Consul-General in New York
  No image.svg Mike Pratt
(1948–)
Liberal 6 February 1988-1990 Lost seat
  No image.svg Bob Catley
(1942–)
Labor 1990]] –1993 Lost seat
  No image.svg Trish Worth
(1946–)
Liberal 1993 –
2004
Lost seat
  Kate Ellis.jpg Kate Ellis
(1977–)
Labor 2004 –
2019
Served as minister under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Retired
  Steve Georganas crop.JPG Steve Georganas
(1959–)
Labor 2019 –
present
Previously held the Division of Hindmarsh. Current member

Ernest Roberts was elected in 1908 after a by-election caused by the death of Charles Kingston. Kingston, a former Premier of South Australia, had been elected in 1903 unopposed. However Roberts died in 1913 which also caused a by-election. In 1988 Chris Hurford resigned to become the Australian Consul-General in New York, which also caused a by-election.

Election results[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Adelaide (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2014.

References[change | change source]

Coordinates: 34°54′25″S 138°36′07″E / 34.907°S 138.602°E / -34.907; 138.602