Division of Barker
Australian House of Representatives Division
Barker (dark green) in the state of South Australia
|Area||63,886 km2 (24,666.5 sq mi)|
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.
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|Sir Langdon Bonython||Protectionist||1903–1906|
|Malcolm Cameron||Liberal Union||1922–1925|
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.