Division of McMillan

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McMillan
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of McMillan 2010.png
Division of McMillan (green) in Victoria
Created1949
Abolished2019
NamesakeAngus McMillan
Electors93,285 (2010)
Area8,328 km2 (3,215.5 sq mi)
DemographicRural

The Division of McMillan was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It covered the western part of the Gippsland region. It included Drouin, Erica, Foster, Inverloch, Korumburra, Leongatha, Mirboo North, Moe, Neerim South, Newborough, Nyora, Pakenham, Trafalgar, Walhalla, Warragul, Wonthaggi, Yallourn North and Yarragon.[1] It was the southernmost electoral division in continental Australia. It was replaced by the Division of Monash in 2019.

The Division was set up in 1949, and named after Angus McMillan, one of the first Europeans to explore the Gippsland region.[1]

In 1972 Country Party candidate Arthur Hewson won the seat with a primary vote of 16.6%.[2] This is the lowest primary vote for a winning candidate in any federal election.

Members[change | change source]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Geoffrey Brown Liberal 1949–1955 Died in office
  AlexBuchanan1963.jpg Alexander Buchanan Liberal 1955–1972 Lost preselection, then lost seat.
  Independent 1972–1972
  No image.svg Arthur Hewson Country 1972–1975 Previously a member of the Victorian Legislative Council. Lost seat
  No image.svg Barry Simon Liberal 1975–1980 Lost seat
  No image.svg Barry Cunningham Labor 1980–1990 Served as Chief Government Whip under Hawke. Lost seat
  No image.svg John Riggall Liberal 1990–1993 Lost seat
  No image.svg Barry Cunningham Labor 1993–1996 Lost seat
  Russell Broadbent Portrait 2012.jpg Russell Broadbent Liberal 1996–1998 Previously held the Division of Corinella. Lost seat
  Christian Zahra January 2017.jpg Christian Zahra Labor 1998–2004 Lost seat
  Russell Broadbent Portrait 2012.jpg Russell Broadbent Liberal 2004–2019 Transferred to the Division of Monash after McMillan was abolished in 2019

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of McMillan (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  2. Carr, Adam. "1972 results - Victoria". Psephos. Retrieved 3 September 2010.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 38°15′58″S 146°03′32″E / 38.266°S 146.059°E / -38.266; 146.059