Australian House of Representatives Division
The Division of Darling Downs was an Australian Electoral Division in Queensland. It was one of the original 75 divisions for the first Australian election in 1901. It was named for the Darling Downs region of Queensland. It included the city of Toowoomba and surrounding rural areas.
Members[change | change source]
|William Henry Groom||Protectionist||1901–1901|
|(Sir) Littleton Groom||Protectionist||1901–1909|
|Sir Littleton Groom||Independent||1931–1933|
|(Sir) Reginald Swartz||Liberal||1949–1972|
|Tom McVeigh||Country, National||1972-1984|
The electorate's first member, William Henry Groom, died at the first Commonwealth Parliament meeting in Melbourne in 1901. His death led to Australia's first by-election, which was won by his son Littleton. The seat was abolished in 1984, largely being replaced by the Division of Groom.
| Division represented by the Prime Minister