Division of Kooyong

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Kooyong
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Kooyong 2010.png
Division of Kooyong (green) in Victoria
Created 1901
MP Josh Frydenberg
Party Liberal
Namesake Kooyong, Victoria
Electors 89,626 (2010)
Area 49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Kooyong is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It was one of the divisions for the first Federal election in 1901. It includes the suburbs of Kew, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Balwyn, Canterbury, Camberwell and Surrey Hills. It is named after the suburb of Kooyong. Kooyong is an Indigenous Australian word meaning resting place.[1] Because of boundary changes over the years, the suburb of Kooyong is no longer in the Division and is now in the Division of Higgins.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  William Knox Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  Sir Robert Best Commonwealth Liberal 1910–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1922
  John Latham Liberal Union 1922–1925
  Nationalist 1925–1931
  United Australia 1931–1934
  Sir Robert Menzies United Australia 1934–1944
  Liberal 1944–1966
  Andrew Peacock Liberal 1966–1994
  Petro Georgiou Liberal 1994–2010
  Josh Frydenberg Liberal 2010–present

Kooyong has been held by non-Labor parties since 1901. Famous members include the Opposition Leader and later Chief Justice John Latham, Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies and Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of the electoral division of Kooyong (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 

Other websites[change | change source]

Preceded by
Cowper
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1939–1941
Sir Robert Menzies
Succeeded by
Darling Downs
Preceded by
Macquarie
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1949–1966
Sir Robert Menzies
Succeeded by
Higgins

Coordinates: 37°48′43″S 145°03′40″E / 37.812°S 145.061°E / -37.812; 145.061