Division of Mackellar

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mackellar 2010.png
Division of Mackellar (green) in New South Wales
Created 1949
MP Bronwyn Bishop
Party Liberal
Namesake Dorothea Mackellar
Electors 102,842 (2013)[1]
Area 233 km2 (90.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Dorothea Mackellar

The Division of Mackellar is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is named after Dorothea Mackellar, a 20th-century Australian poet.[2] The division was set up in 1949.

It covers the northern beach suburbs of Sydney, including Narrabeen, Beacon Hill, Newport, Palm Beach and Terrey Hills.[2]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  William Wentworth Liberal 1949–1977
  Jim Carlton Liberal 1977–1994
  Bronwyn Bishop Liberal 1994–present

William Wentworth IV, was the first Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, and the great-grandson of politician and explorer William Wentworth, one of the first Europeans to cross the Blue Mountains. Bronwyn Bishop is the current Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Mackellar (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/nsw/mackellar.htm. Retrieved 9 December 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°40′08″S 151°15′11″E / 33.669°S 151.253°E / -33.669; 151.253