Division of Grey

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Grey
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Grey 2013.png
Grey (dark green) in the state of South Australia
Created1903
MPRowan Ramsey
PartyLiberal
NamesakeSir George Grey
Electors119,949 (2016)
Area904,881 km2 (349,376.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of Grey is an Australian electoral division in South Australia. It was set up in 1903 and is named for Sir George Grey, Governor of South Australia from 1841–45 (and later Prime Minister of New Zealand).[1]

The division covers 92% of the state. The borders of the electorate include the Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales borders, as well as the south coast. The division includes Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Coober Pedy, Port Pirie, Kadina, Maitland, Orroroo, Peterborough, Burra and Eudunda.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Alexander Poynton.jpg Alexander Poynton
(1853–1935)
Labor 1903 –
14 November 1916
Previously held the Division of South Australia. Served as minister under Hughes. Lost seat
  National Labor 14 November 1916]] –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
1922
  Andrew Lacey MP.JPG Andrew Lacey
(1887–1946)
Labor 1922]] –
1931
Lost seat. Later elected to the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Pirie in 1933
  Philip McBride.jpg Philip McBride
(1892–1982)
United Australia 1931 –
1937
Transferred to the Senate
  Albert Badman.jpg Oliver Badman
(1885–1977)
Country 1937 –
1940
Previously a member of the Senate. Lost seat
  United Australia 1940 –
1943
  No image.svg Edgar Russell
(1890–1963)
Labor 1943 –
31 March 1963
Died in office
  JackMortimer.jpg Jack Mortimer
(1912–1973)
Labor 1963 Grey by-election –
1966
Lost seat
  DonJessop1968.jpg Don Jessop
(1927–2018)
Liberal 1966 –
1969
Lost seat. Elected to the Senate in 1970.
  No image.svg Laurie Wallis
(1922–1984)
Labor 1969 –
1983
Retired
  No image.svg Lloyd O'Neil
(1937–)
Labor 1983 –
1993
Retired
  No image.svg Barry Wakelin
(1946–)
Liberal 1993 –
2007
Retired
  Rowan Ramsey MP.jpg Rowan Ramsey
(1956–)
Liberal 2007 –
present
Current member

Jack Mortimer won the division in a by-election in 1963, caused by the death of Edgar Russell.

Election results[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Grey (SA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 25 December 2014.

Coordinates: 29°36′14″S 135°27′14″E / 29.604°S 135.454°E / -29.604; 135.454