Division of Gellibrand

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Gellibrand
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Gellibrand (green) in Victoria
Created 1949
MP Tim Watts
Party Labor
Namesake Joseph Gellibrand
Electors 95,571 (2010)
Area 91 km2 (35.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Gellibrand is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. Created in 1949, it is named after Joseph Gellibrand, a lawyer and explorer.[1] It covers an area of 102 km² in the inner western suburbs of Melbourne.[1] It includes Footscray, Maidstone, Newport, Altona and Williamstown.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Jack Mullens Labor 1949–1955
  Labor (Anti-Communist) 1955–1955
  Hector McIvor Labor 1955–1972
  Ralph Willis Labor 1972–1998
  Nicola Roxon Labor 1998–2013
  Tim Watts Labor 2013–present

Famous members have included Ralph Willis, a Cabinet minister in the Hawke and Keating Governments. Nicola Roxon was a Cabinet minister in the first Rudd Government and the Gillard Government. She was Australia's first female Attorney General.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Gellibrand (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 37°50′10″S 144°50′46″E / 37.836°S 144.846°E / -37.836; 144.846