Division of Kingsford Smith

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Kingsford Smith
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kingsford Smith 2010.png
Division of Kingsford Smith (green) in New South Wales
Created1949
MPMatt Thistlethwaite
PartyLabor
NamesakeSir Charles Kingsford Smith
Electors102,418 (2013)[1]
Area127 km2 (49.0 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Charles Kingsford Smith

The Division of Kingsford Smith is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, the first pilot to fly across the Pacific Ocean.[2] The Kingsford Smith International Airport (Sydney International), and the suburb of Kingsford, which are both in the division, are also named after him. The division was set up in 1949.

The division covers the south-eastern suburbs of Sydney, on the north shore of Botany Bay, and the coast of the Tasman Sea. It includes Coogee, Randwick, Maroubra, Mascot, Botany, Malabar and Kensington.[2]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Gordon Anderson Labor 1949–1955
  Dan Curtin Labor 1955–1969
  Lionel Bowen Labor 1969–1990
  Laurie Brereton Labor 1990–2004 (resigned)
  Peter Garrett Labor 2004–2013 (resigned)
  Matt Thistlethwaite Labor 2013–present

Lionel Bowen was a minister in the Whitlam government and the Deputy Prime Minister under Bob Hawke. Laurie Brereton was a minister in the Keating government. Peter Garrett was the lead singer of the Australian band Midnight Oil, and a former President of the Australian Conservation Foundation. He served as the Minister for the Environment and Minister for Education. Garrett retired at the 2013 election.[3] He was replaced by Matt Thistlethwaite who had been a member of the Senate.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - Kingsford Smith, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 3 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Division Profile". vtr.aec.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  3. "Garrett quits as Rudd returns". Nine News. AAP. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 33°56′56″S 151°13′52″E / 33.949°S 151.231°E / -33.949; 151.231