Division of Bass

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Bass
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Bass 2010.png
Division Bass (green) in Tasmania
Created 1903
MP Andrew Nikolic
Party Liberal
Namesake George Bass
Electors 71,686 (2010)
Area 7,378 km2 (2,848.7 sq mi)
Demographic Provincial

The Division of Bass is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1903 and is named for the explorer George Bass.[1] It covers an area of 7378 km² around the city of Launceston.[1] It includes the towns of Bell Bay, Bridport, George Town, Hadspen, Lilydale, Ringarooma, Scottsdale and Flinders Island.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  David Storrer Protectionist 1903–1909
  Independent 1909–1910
  Jens Jensen Labor 1910–1916
  National Labor 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Independent 1919–1919
  David Jackson Nationalist 1919–1929
  Allan Guy Labor 1929–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  Claude Barnard Labor 1934–1949
  Bruce Kekwick Liberal 1949–1954
  Lance Barnard Labor 1954–1975
  Kevin Newman Liberal 1975–1984
  Warwick Smith Liberal 1984–1993
  Silvia Smith Labor 1993–1996
  Warwick Smith Liberal 1996–1998
  Michelle O'Byrne Labor 1998–2004
  Michael Ferguson Liberal 2004–2007
  Jodie Campbell Labor 2007–2010
  Geoff Lyons Labor 2010–2013
  Andrew Nikolic Liberal 2013–present

Lance Barnard was Deputy Prime Minister in the Whitlam Government.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Bass (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/tas/bass.htm. Retrieved 5 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 41°07′48″S 147°36′58″E / 41.130°S 147.616°E / -41.130; 147.616