Division of Indi

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Indi 2010.png
Division of Indi (green) in Victoria
Created 1901
MP Cathy McGowan
Party Independent
Namesake Murray River (Aboriginal name)
Electors 98,399 (2013)
Area 28,008 km2 (10,813.9 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Indi /ɪnˈd/ is an Australian Electoral Division in Victoria. It is located in north-eastern Victoria.[1] It is one of the largest divisions in Victoria. A lot of its area is in the Alpine National Park. It includes the cities of Wodonga, Wangaratta, and Benalla, and the smaller towns of Rutherglen, Mansfield, Beechworth, Bethanga, Myrtleford, Corryong, Tallangatta, Yea and Euroa.[1] It also includes the ski resort of Falls Creek and the isolated village of Woods Point.[1]

Indi was one of the 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901.[1] The name Indi, was an Indigenous Australian word for the Murray River, which is one of the boundaries of the division.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Isaac Isaacs Protectionist 1901–1906
  Joseph Brown Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Parker Moloney Labor 1910–1913
  Cornelius Ahern Commonwealth Liberal 1913–1914
  Parker Moloney Labor 1914–1917
  John Leckie Nationalist 1917–1919
  Robert Cook Country 1919–1928
  Paul Jones Labor 1928–1931
  William Hutchinson United Australia 1931–1937
  John McEwen Country 1937–1949
  William Bostock Liberal 1949–1958
  Mac Holten Country 1958–1975
  National Country 1975–1977
  Ewen Cameron Liberal 1977–1993
  Lou Lieberman Liberal 1993–2001
  Sophie Mirabella Liberal 2001–2013
  Cathy McGowan Independent 2013–present
The Murray River, or Indi, at Jingellic

Famous members inlude Sir Isaac Isaacs, the Attorney-General of Australia, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, and the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia. John McEwen, who moved to Murray, became Prime Minister of Australia after the death of Harold Holt in 1967. The Labor party won the seat in 1928 when the conservatives forgot to nominate a candidate.[2]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Profile of the electoral division of Indi (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. "Indi - 2010 Federal Election - ABC News". abc.net.au. 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 36°38′24″S 146°37′59″E / 36.640°S 146.633°E / -36.640; 146.633