Division of Denison
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Denison (green) in Tasmania
|Area||288 km2 (111.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Denison is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1903 and is named for Sir William Denison, the Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land 1847-55 and Governor of New South Wales 1855–61. It is covers an area of 289 km² around central Hobart. It includes the suburbs of Glenorchy, New Town and Taroona.
Members[change | change source]
|Sir Philip Fysh||Protectionist||1903–1906|
|William Laird Smith||Labor||1910–1916|
|Sir John Gellibrand||Nationalist||1925–1928|
|Arthur Hutchin||United Australia||1931–1934|
|Arthur Beck||United Australia||1940–1943|
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]
References[change | change source]
- "Profile of the electoral division of Denison (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.