Division of Boothby

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Boothby.png
Boothby (dark green) in the city of Adelaide
MPNicolle Flint
NamesakeWilliam Boothby
Electors123,949 (2019)
Area130 km2 (50.2 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Boothby is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up 1903 and is named for William Boothby (1829–1903), the Returning Officer for the first federal election in 1901.[1]

It covers the suburbs south of Adelaide, including Aberfoyle Park, Belair, Blackwood, Brighton, Daw Park, Eden Hills, Flagstaff Hill, Marion, Mitcham, Seacliff, St Marys and Panorama.

Members[change | change source]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Lee Batchelor - Swiss Studios (cropped).jpg Lee Batchelor
Labour 16 December 1903
8 October 1911
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Watson and Fisher. Died in office
  David Gordon (Australian politician).jpg David Gordon
Commonwealth Liberal 11 November 1911
31 May 1913
Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian Legislative Council in 1913
  George Dankel 2.jpeg George Dankel
Labor 31 May 1913
14 November 1916
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Torrens. Retired
  National Labor 14 November 1916
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
26 March 1917
  William Story.jpg William Story
Nationalist 5 May 1917
16 December 1922
Previously a member of the Senate. Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Hughes. Lost seat
  John Duncan-Hughes.jpg Jack Duncan-Hughes
Liberal Union 16 December 1922
Lost seat. Later elected to the Senate in 1931
  Nationalist 1925 –
17 November 1928
  John Lloyd Price.jpg John Price
Labor 17 November 1928
March 1931
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Adelaide. Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Lyons. Died in office
  Independent March 1931
7 May 1931
  United Australia 7 May 1931 –
23 April 1941
  Grenfell Price.jpg Grenfell Price
United Australia 24 May 1941
21 August 1943
Lost seat
  Thomas Sheehy.png Thomas Sheehy
Labor 21 August 1943
10 December 1949
Did not contest in 1949. Failed to win the Division of Kingston
  JohnMcLeaySr1962.jpg (Sir) John McLeay Sr.
Liberal 10 December 1949
31 October 1966
Previously held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Unley. Served as Speaker during the Menzies and Holt Governments. Retired. Son was John McLeay Jr.
  CAC CC 001 18 23 0000 2278a.jpg John McLeay Jr.
Liberal 26 November 1966
22 January 1981
Served as minister under Fraser. Resigned in order to retire from politics. Father was John McLeay Sr.
  SteeleHall1968crop.jpg Steele Hall
Liberal 21 February 1981
29 January 1996
Previously served as the Premier of South Australia from 1968 to 1970. Previously a member of the Senate. Retired
  Andrew Southcott.jpg Andrew Southcott
Liberal 2 March 1996
9 May 2016
  No image.svg Nicolle Flint
Liberal 2 July 2016

David Gordon won the seat in a by-election in 1911 caused by the death of Lee Batchelor. Another by-election was held in 1941 after the death of John Price. Sir John McLeay was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1956-66. His son John, Jr., was a minister in the Fraser government. Steele Hall had been Premier of South Australia, when he won the seat in a by-election caused by McLeay accepting a diplomatic position overseas.

Election results[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Profile of the Electoral Division of Boothby, 4 January 2011, Australian Electoral Commission.

Coordinates: 35°00′43″S 138°35′46″E / 35.012°S 138.596°E / -35.012; 138.596