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
MPJason Falinski
NamesakeDorothea Mackellar
Electors102,842 (2013)[1]
Area233 km2 (90.0 sq mi)
DemographicOuter 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 1994–2016
  Jason Falinski Liberal 2016–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 was the Speaker of the Australian House of Representativesfrom 2013 to 2015.

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - Mackellar, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 25 September 2013. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Mackellar (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

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