Division of Bourke

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Bourke
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1901
Abolished 1949
Namesake Richard Bourke

The Division of Bourke was an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It was set up for the first federal election in 1901. It was abolished in 1949. It was named for Sir Richard Bourke, who was Governor of New South Wales at the time of the founding of Melbourne. It was based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, including Brunswick and Coburg. The National Library of Australia holds a map showing the boundaries of Bourke in 1912.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  James Hume Cook Protectionist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Frank Anstey Labor 1910–1934
  Maurice Blackburn Labor 1934–1941
  Independent Labor 1941–1943
  Bill Bryson Labor 1943–1946
  Doris Blackburn Independent Labor 1946–1949

Frank Anstey was Minister for Health and Minister for Repatriation in the Scullin government.

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