Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||288 km2 (111.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Denison was an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1903 and was named for Sir William Denison, the Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1847-55 and Governor of New South Wales 1855–61. It covered an area of 289 km² around central Hobart. It included the suburbs of Glenorchy, New Town and Taroona. It was abolished in 2019 and replaced by the Division of Clark.
Members[change | change source]
|Sir Philip Fysh||Protectionist||1903–1906||Previously held the Division of Tasmania. Served as minister under Alfred Deakin. Retired.|
|William Laird Smith||Labor||1910–1916||Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat|
|David O'Keefe||Labor||1922–1925||Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat. Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Wilmot in 1934.|
|Sir John Gellibrand||Nationalist||1925–1928||Lost seat.|
|Charles Culley||Labor||1928–1931||Previously held the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison. Served as minister under Scullin. Lost seat. Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison in 1934.|
|Arthur Hutchin||United Australia||1931–1934||Lost seat.|
|Gerald Mahoney||Labor||1934–1940||Previously held the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison. Lost seat|
|Arthur Beck||United Australia||1940–1943||Lost seat|
|John Gaha||Labor||1943–1949||Previously a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. Retired. Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison in 1950.|
|Athol Townley||Liberal||1949–1964||Served as minister under Robert Menzies. Died in office|
|Robert Solomon||Liberal||1969–1972||Lost seat|
|John Coates||Labor||1972–1975||Lost seat. Elected to the Senate in 1980.|
|Michael Hodgman||Liberal||1975–1987||Previously a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council. Served as minister under Malcolm Fraser. Lost seat. Elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison in 1992.|
|Duncan Kerr||Labor||1987–2010||Served as minister under Paul Keating. Retired|
|Andrew Wilkie||Independent||2010–2019||Moved to the Division of Clark after Denison was abolished in 2019|
Sir Philip Fysh was a member of the first federal Cabinet. Athol Townley was the Minister for Defence in the Menzies Government. Townley resigned in 1964 when he was named Ambassador to the United States, but he died before taking up the appointment. Andrew Wilkie resigned from his position in an Australian intelligence agency. He believed that information was being misrepresented by the Howard Government for political purposes during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Denison has had 16 different members, the most of any federal electorate.
Election results[change | change source]
- 2004 election results
- 2007 election results
- 2010 election results
- 2013 election results
- 2016 election results
References[change | change source]
- "Profile of the electoral division of Denison (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
- "Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Tasmania decided". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Division of Denison - Australian Electoral Commission
- Andrew Wilkie's website Archived 2013-08-13 at the Wayback Machine