Division of Melbourne Ports
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||44 km2 (17.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Melbourne Ports was an Australian federal electoral division in the inner south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It was set up for the first election in 1901. At the time it was named Melbourne Ports as it covered both Port Melbourne and Williamstown. Later it included the suburbs of Albert Park, Balaclava, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, part of Elsternwick, Elwood, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Southbank, South Melbourne and parts of South Yarra and Docklands. It was abolished in 2019, and renamed as Macnamara.
Members[change | change source]
|Samuel Mauger||Protectionist||1901–1906||Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Footscray. Transferred to the Division of Maribyrnong|
|Jack Holloway||Labor||1931–1951||Previously held the Division of Flinders. Served as minister under John Curtin, Frank Forde and Ben Chifley. Retired|
|Frank Crean||Labor||1951–1977||Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Albert Park. Served as minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Gough Whitlam. Retired|
|Clyde Holding||Labor||1977–1998||Previously held the Victorian Legislative Assembly seat of Richmond. Served as minister under Bob Hawke. Retired|
Samuel Mauger was later elected to the Division of Maribyrnong. Jack Holloway became Minister for Social Services and Minister for Health in 1941. From 1943–1949 he was Minister for Labour and National Service. Frank Crean was Treasurer and Minister for Trade in the Whitlam Government. In 1975 he was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. Clyde Holding had been the Leader of the Opposition in the Victorian Parliament. He held several positions in the Hawke Government including Aboriginal Affairs, Employment Services and Youth Affairs, Transport and Communications Support, Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs.
Election results[change | change source]
- 2004 election results
- 2007 election results
- 2010 election results
- 2013 election results Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
References[change | change source]
- "Profile of the electoral division of Melbourne Ports (Vic)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2013.