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Division of East Sydney

Coordinates: 33°51′S 151°12′E / 33.850°S 151.200°E / -33.850; 151.200
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East Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
NamesakeEast Sydney, New South Wales

The Division of East Sydney was a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1900. It was one of the original 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It was abolished in 1969. It was named for the suburb of East Sydney. It was located in the inner eastern suburbs of Sydney, including Darlinghurst, Paddington and Surry Hills.

After 1910 East Sydney was usually a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. In the 1930s it was a stronghold of Lang Labor. Its most famous members were Sir George Reid, who was Prime Minister of Australia in 1904-05, and Eddie Ward, a long-serving Labor member and Cabinet minister.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  George Reid Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  John West Labor 1910–1931
  Eddie Ward Labor (NSW) 1931–1931
  John Clasby United Australia 1931–1932
  Eddie Ward Labor (NSW) 1932–1936
  Labor 1936–1963
  Leonard Devine Labor 1963–1969

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
George Reid
Succeeded by

33°51′S 151°12′E / 33.850°S 151.200°E / -33.850; 151.200