Division of Barker

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Barker
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Barker 2013.png
Barker (dark green) in the state of South Australia
Created1903
MPTony Pasin
PartyLiberal
NamesakeCollet Barker
Electors118,371 (2019)
Area63,886 km2 (24,666.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Barker is an Australian Electoral Division in the south-east of South Australia. it includes the towns of Barmera, Berri, Bordertown, Keith, Kingston SE, Loxton, Mannum, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Penola, Renmark, Tailem Bend, Waikerie, and parts of Nuriootpa and Tanunda. It was set up in 1903, and named for Collet Barker, who explored the mouth of the Murray River in 1831.

Members[change | change source]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Sir Langdon Bonython
(1848–1939)
Protectionist 1903–
1906
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Retired
  John Livingston1.jpg John Livingston
(1857–1935)
Anti-Socialist 1906–
1909
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Victoria and Albert. Lost preselection and retired
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
1922
  Malcolm Cameron.jpg Malcolm Cameron
(1873–1935)
Liberal Union 1922 –
1925
Retired
  Nationalist 1925 –
7 May 1931
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
1934
  Archie Cameron 1940.jpg Archie Cameron
(1895–1956)
Country 1934 –
16 October 1940
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Wooroora. Served as minister under Joseph Lyons, Earle Page and Robert Menzies. Served as Speaker during the Menzies Government. Died in office
  United Australia 16 October 1940 –
21 February 1945
  Liberal 21 February 1945 –
9 August 1956
  JimForbes1967.jpg Dr Jim Forbes
(1923–2019)
Liberal 1956 Barker by-election –
1975
Served as minister under Robert Menzies, Harold Holt, John McEwen, John Gorton and William McMahon. Retired
  No image.svg James Porter
(1950–)
Liberal 1975 –
1990
Retired
  Ian McLachlan.jpg Ian McLachlan
(1936–)
Liberal 1990 –
1998
Served as minister under John Howard. Retired
  No image.svg Patrick Secker
(1956–)
Liberal 1998 –
2013
Lost preselection and retired
  No image.svg Tony Pasin
(1977–)
Liberal 2013]] –
present
Current member

Archie Cameron was leader of the Country Party and Speaker of the House in the Menzies Government. Cameron's death caused a by-election which was won by Jim Forbes, later a minister in the Menzies, Holt, Gorton and McMahon governments. Ian McLachlan, was Minister for Defence from 1996 to 1998 in the Howard Government.

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Coordinates: 35°31′55″S 140°12′14″E / 35.532°S 140.204°E / -35.532; 140.204