Division of Eden-Monaro

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Eden-Monaro 2010.png
Division of Eden-Monaro (green) within New South Wales
MPPeter Hendy
NamesakeEden and Monaro
Electors96,465 (2010)
Area29,499 km2 (11,389.6 sq mi)
The port at Eden, New South Wales

The Division of Eden-Monaro is an Australian electoral division in New South Wales.[1] It was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named for the town of Eden and the Monaro district of southern New South Wales. It includes Batemans Bay, Bega, Cooma and Queanbeyan.[1]

Since 1972 the Division has always been won the party that wins government in the elections.[2] It is closely watched by the media when trying to pick the results of an election.[3]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Austin Chapman Protectionist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1926
  John Perkins Nationalist 1926–1929
  John Cusack Labor 1929–1931
  John Perkins United Australia 1931–1943
  Allan Fraser Labor 1943–1966
  Dugald Munro Liberal 1966–1969
  Allan Fraser Labor 1969–1972
  Bob Whan Labor 1972–1975
  Murray Sainsbury Liberal 1975–1983
  Jim Snow Labor 1983–1996
  Gary Nairn Liberal 1996–2007
  Mike Kelly Labor 2007–2013
  Peter Hendy Liberal 2013–2016

Election results[change | change source]

There was a by-election in Eden-Monaro in 1926 after the death of the sitting member, Sir Austin Chapman.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Eden-Monaro (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. Brown, Bill (2 September 2013). "Eden-Monaro: the bellwether seat". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. "Snapshot: The bellwether seat of Eden Monaro". sbs.com.au. 27 August 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 36°17′31″S 149°20′38″E / 36.292°S 149.344°E / -36.292; 149.344